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 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.
July 3, 2014 | Dennis Stein | The ditches and streams on your farmland will fall under new standards if regulations become the law of the land.
June 30, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | The 2014 Breakfast on the Farm programs will soon be getting underway, but it is also time for interested farm families to apply to host a 2015 event.
June 27, 2014 | George Silva | Most N, P and K fertilizer prices were cheaper in May 2014 compared to May 2013. The price of urea was higher due to supply shortages.
June 26, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Applied Plant Science and Viticulture certificate programs are being offered at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations this fall by Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology.
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- 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