Lawn & Garden
Whether you are looking to save money, love fresh flavor or just enjoy working with nature, Michigan is a great place for growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants. Michigan State University Extension offers many resources ranging from pest and disease management to keeping turf, landscapes and gardens looking beautiful.
July 24, 2014 | Diane Brown | Learn about spotted wing Drosophila and how to manage its damage in home fruit plantings with this helpful new fact sheet developed by Michigan State University Extension.
July 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Landowners can create excellent and useful maps of their property using the freely-available Google Earth program.
July 18, 2014 | Dave Smitley | In the last week, both Ataenius grubs and cutworms have been observed feeding in Poa annua and creeping bentgrass putting greens.
July 14, 2014 | Julia Darnton | This sometimes-forgotten root vegetable is great for its unique flavor and low-maintenance growing.
July 9, 2014 | Kevin Frank | Grass is growing vigorously due to frequent rainfall and mild temperatures, and in some instances, lawns are now hungry and nutrient deficient.
July 8, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Wilting shoot tips signal that this easy to control pest has found your raspberry patch.
July 7, 2014 | Gretchen Voyle | Get those tasty vegetables harvested at the right time by following these tips.
July 7, 2014 | Diane Brown | Herbs add beauty and fragrance to the garden while attracting pollinators and beneficial insects.
July 3, 2014 | Randy Bell | The shortest of all food supply chains is from one’s backyard directly to the kitchen! Backyard gardening is an excellent way for people to reap the benefits of fresher, nutrient-rich foods.
July 3, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Some simple best management practices can reduce problems and provide great compost when managing compost in urban farm and community garden settings.
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Date: Aug 5, 2014
Location: 1066 Bogue Street, MSU Campus Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg. (1st floor), East Lansing, MI 48823
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
- Boxwood blight disease identified in North America
- Composting on Michigan Farms (E2715)
- Gardening in Michigan
- Growing Asparagus at Home
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Lawn and Garden Soil Sampling
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- MSU Gardens
- MSU Turf Diseases
- MSU Turf Weeds ID & Control
- MSU Turfgrass Science
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)
- Weather - Drought