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.
November 19, 2014 | Stan Moore | Everyone knows good communication is important in relationships and business, but throw succession planning into the mix and you’ll discover just how important it is.
November 19, 2014 | Bert Cregg | Michigan farms and tree lots offer an array of great Christmas tree choices.
November 19, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Plant breeders should develop a strategy to protect their intellectual property. Know the differences between types of licensing, trademarks and patents.
November 19, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Plant breeders interested in bringing novel new plant varieties to the market will need to go through many steps.
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 11, 2014 | Matt Grieshop | You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
October 30, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan is only one of the eight Great Lakes states that is battling the aggressive non-native phragmites, or “common reed.” Ornamental plant nursery growers should scout production fields for this invasive weed and control it.
Landowner survey determines impacts of oil and gas leasing negotiation efforts Part 2: Lease royalty
October 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Results of a survey sent by Michigan State University Extension in 2013 to 130 landowners in 19 Michigan counties determines their activities in oil and gas leasing negotiation regarding the lease royalty.
October 17, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | Needle drop of conifers in the fall can be a natural process, or it can be a symptom of other pest or cultural problems.
October 16, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Electronic resources, workshops and conferences are available to train new ornamental plant staff.
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Date: Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: 6686 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: 6520 Center Street Ellsworth, MI 49729
Date: Feb 18, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015
Location: 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
- 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 Department of Forestry
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Weather - Drought
- Weather - Winter Injury in Plants