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.
May 17, 2013 | Tom Dudek | Research at Ohio State University has led to the approval of two new herbicides Michigan nursery growers can now use in their weed control program, as well as a label expansion for two other products.
May 16, 2013 | Jill O’Donnell | First generation of pine needle scale hatch and the tiny crawlers emerge when lilac blooms in the spring.
May 16, 2013 | Jill O’Donnell | Spider mite and Admes mite populations are starting to build. Make sure you are scouting spruce and fir for this tiny pest that can cause big problems.
May 9, 2013 | Bert Cregg | Warm, dry weather in 2012 sets the stage for heavy coning for Christmas tree growers in 2013.
May 9, 2013 | Jill O’Donnell | Damage from spruce gall midge can kill individual shoots and repeated attacks can disfigure spruce trees, making them unsalable.
May 9, 2013 | Jill O’Donnell | Gypsy moth is hatching in the southern Lower Peninsula. The first spray windows are opening for nursery and Christmas trees growers.
May 2, 2013 | Jill O’Donnell | Targeting the balsam twig aphid stem mothers is the key to preventing curling and distortion of new growth.
April 30, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Checking irrigation system uniformity is the first step in improving water use efficiency and lowering energy use.
April 29, 2013 | Stan Moore | The average age of farm owner/operators continues to increase each year. Research shows that the single largest age category for work-related fatalities on farms is the 60+ age group.
April 26, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Michigan State University Extension educators have created an interactive, written cash cropland lease template that can be completed using a home computer.
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Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jul 13, 2013
Location: Walt Dairy Farm 8099 W. Arthur St. Coopersville, Mi 49404
Date: Sep 7, 2013
Location: Black Locust Farms, LLC. 5644 N. Derby Rd Stanton, Mi 48888
- 2012 Fruit Freeze Resources
- 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
- Drought Resources
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- 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 Plant Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab