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 9, 2011 | Robert Bricault | This year more than most, use of local growing degree day accumulations can help pinpoint management stages in the life cycle of insects.
May 6, 2011 | Howard Russell | No more guessing: Here’s how to package up insects and other arthropods for identification from the lab.
May 6, 2011 | Jill O’Donnell | The spruce gall midge is an unusual pest found on Black Hills, white and Norway spruce.
May 5, 2011 | Jeff Andresen | While weather continues to bring us light rain through the weekend and early next week, there will still be occasional opportunities for fieldwork.
May 5, 2011 | Dale R. Mutch | NCR-SARE Research and Education grant program webinar on May 9 will discuss the program, requirements for pre-proposal submissions and answer questions.
May 4, 2011 | Thomas A. Dudek | Avoid spray drift problems with your neighbors by having a drift management plan on file.
May 3, 2011 | Beth Bishop | Enviro-weather map shows degree-day deficits throughout Michigan.
April 29, 2011 | David Smitley | Invasive species like the emerald ash borer have driven research for better use of trunk injections.
April 29, 2011 | Jill O'Donnell | Time to scout if you had Fraser or balsam fir trees damaged last year
April 29, 2011 | Beth Bishop | Know when to scout for landscape, nursery and Christmas tree insect pests by using new Enviro-weather tools.
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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