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 7, 2011 | Thomas A. Dudek | Duplachionaspis divergens (Green) has been detected in Michigan greenhouses and nurseries and attacks a variety of ornamental grasses. Little information is known about its lifecycle and potential for damage, but here are some options for control.
November 2, 2011 | Jill O’Donnell and Pascal Nzokou | Conifers shed needles under different circumstances. Here are some concerns to address if your Fraser firs are shedding or developing cracks in the trunk.
October 28, 2011 | Thomas A. Dudek, Thomas Fernandez and Roger Betz | MSU Extension educators can assist nursery growers to understand their financial situation in today’s new economic times with the help of new low-cost financial management software.
October 25, 2011 | Stan Moore | MSU Extension Agricultural Employer Checklist helps agricultural employers stay current.
October 24, 2011 | Ned Birkey | Hunting season is upon us. With some forethought, you can have a safe, collaborative environment on your property that serves you and invited hunters.
October 24, 2011 | Lyndon Kelly | Proper winterization gets irrigation off to a good start for next year and lessens winter equipment damage
October 24, 2011 | Lyndon Kelly | A little time spent now can greatly improve your irrigation success next year.
October 11, 2011 | Phil Durst | Exit interviews with departing employees can provide valuable information to farm managers to help sharpen management, correct mistakes and retain employees
October 10, 2011 | Curtis Talley | Oil and Gas Newsletter discusses royalty, liability issues, proposed State of Michigan mineral rights auction and hydraulic fracturing regulations.
October 10, 2011 | Russell Kidd | Got tiny caterpillars dangling down on threads and laying tiny, white, rice-like cocoons everywhere? Sounds like you have a bad case of oak skeletonizer!
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Date: Jan 8, 2015
Location: Branch County MSU Extension, 570 Marshall St., Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036
Date: Feb 18, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015
Location: 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
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