Nursery & Christmas Trees
Michigan’s climate, soils, and centralized location combine to make Michigan a national leader in the production of landscape nursery stock and Christmas trees. Michigan State University Extension’s programing for the nursery and Christmas tree industries involves field Extension educators, campus based Extension specialists and researchers who provide timely and relevant educational programming. Our goal is deliver the latest science-based information to keep Michigan producers competitive and profitable in today’s economy.
July 31, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | Large numbers of aphids are being found on the new growth of spruce. Predators such as ladybeetles often are helpful in keeping aphid numbers in low.
July 31, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | Spruce fir loopers feed on needles and heavy defoliation could affect the appearance of Christmas trees.
July 30, 2014 | Howard Russell | Yards across the Lower Peninsula are littered with small bug-infested oak branches. No management strategies are necessary for now.
July 30, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Fire blight is not just a disease for commercial apple orchards. Landscape crabapple trees are also susceptible to Erwinia amylovora.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farm drainage has been increasing land productivity since its introduction during the colonial times in the United States. However, there is concern today more than ever about proper management to protect surface water quality.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farmers, researchers and crop advisors from across the Midwest will travel to Ames, Iowa for the Resilient Ag Conference, August 5-7.
July 24, 2014 | Kristin Getter | Join MSU and six young plant producers to view new and existing plant selections and how they perform in different settings.
July 23, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | European pear rust has been found in southeastern Michigan this 2014 season.
July 10, 2014 | Charles Gould | The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.
July 10, 2014 | Thomas Dudek | Suggestions to reduce the risk of Phytophthora root rot on container grown rhododendrons in the nursery. Water management, cultural practices and preventative fungicides all play a role.
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Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855, Northern Michigan University, Services Building
Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
Date: Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Location: Amway Grand Plaza,Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Biological Control of Insect Pests in Forested Ecosystems (E2679)
- Boxwood blight disease identified in North America
- Conducting a Water Application Uniformity Evaluation for a Micro Irrigation System in the Nursery
- Conducting a Water Application Uniformity Evaluation for an Overhead Sprinkler Irrigation System
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies (E3160)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Michigan Christmas Tree Growers Association
- Michigan State University Christmas tree Area of Expertise Team
- Michigan State University Department of Forestry
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Weather - Drought