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.
December 14, 2011 | Kelly Ewalt | As harvest comes to a close and the weather turns cold, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to safe over the winter months.
December 14, 2011 | Kelly Ewalt | When hitching a wagon or other implement, a farmer may have to repeatedly climb on and off their tractor, which can be a hassle. For someone with leg or mobility impairments, this is downright painful, or even impossible.
December 14, 2011 | Lyndon Kelly | All agricultural water uses (irrigation, processing, cooling or livestock) watering from single withdrawals or combined capacity withdrawals of 70 gallon per minute require reporting to Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
December 13, 2011 | Thomas A. Dudek, R. Thomas Fernandez and Roger Betz | This final article of a three-part series will conclude how nursery growers can better manage their business through the use of MSU Extension’s new, low-cost financial management software.
December 13, 2011 | Mark Longstroth and John Stone | The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s website lists upcoming pesticide applicator renewal seminar meeting dates and locations for private and commercial applicators by month.
December 12, 2011 | Dennis Stein | Farm land leasing information for both landowners and farm operators is now on the web.
December 9, 2011 | George Silva | The prices of all major fertilizers have steadily increased over time. Prepaying for fertilizer and on-farm fertilizer storage will help to reduce fertilizer costs.
December 2, 2011 | Christina Curell | Pesticide drift and chemigation when not properly used or contained can pose great risk to water quality.
December 2, 2011 | Jill O’Donnell | Maintain a fresh Christmas tree throughout the holiday season by giving the tree proper care from the time it is purchased until you recycle it.
December 2, 2011 | Christina Curell | Water quality can be impacted on Michigan farms by virtue of distance the practice has to surface water and wells.
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Date: Apr 15, 2015
Location: 1791 Hillandale Road: Benton Harbor, MI 49022
- 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