Landscape plants do more than beautify our homes and workplaces; they purify our air, reduce stormwater run-off and provide a host of other ecosystem services. Landscape design, installation, and maintenance involve both art and science. Landscape principles and practices are constantly evolving and staying current can be a challenge. Whether you are a professional landscaper or homeowner, Michigan State University Extension’s landscape specialists and educators are your connection to the most up-to-date and reliable information on designing, installing and caring for the environments where we live and work.
November 21, 2014 | Diane Brown | Protect your landscape plants from Old Man Winter by following these tips.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
November 14, 2014 | Kevin Frank | The Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online begins Jan. 7, 2015, with instructors from eight universities in the Great Lakes region.
November 14, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | Indian pipes are a plant lacking chlorophyll that hitchhike with native Michigan trees like oaks.
November 13, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | A beautiful plant along the roadways in late fall, Oriental bittersweet is a threat to native environments by aggressively choking out other woody plants. Collecting can cause spreading.
November 11, 2014 | Matt Grieshop | You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
October 31, 2014 | Bob Bricault | Butternut woollyworms, a type of sawfly not often found in Michigan, have been attacking walnuts in southern Michigan. Control measures may not be necessary this late in the season.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species now available to governmental units, nonprofit organizations and universities planning to go head-to-head with Michigan‘s invasive species.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Researchers looking for survivor trees in wooded areas and forests that were devastated by the emerald ash borer
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | A greater understanding of species’ habitat needs points to the importance of keeping the shoreline natural as a way to promote healthy populations of fish and wildlife species and a healthy ecosystem.
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Date: Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: 6686 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Location: 6520 Center Street Ellsworth, MI 49729
Date: Jan 7, 2015 - Mar 25, 2015
- Fertilizing Home Lawns to Protect Water Quality (E0005TURF)
- Gardening in Michigan
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry fact sheets
- Lawn and Garden Soil Sampling
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- MSU Turfgrass Science
- Natural Shoreline Landscaping (E3158)
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)
- Weather - Drought