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.
August 9, 2011 | Jeff Andresen | Hot temperatures created the warmest July since 1955 and the sixth warmest since 1895. The forecast projects cooler temperatures this week.
August 5, 2011 | Jill O’Donnell and Dennis Fulbright | White pine blister rust cankers can kill branches, and if they are found on the trunk, they can girdle and eventually kill the tree.
August 4, 2011 | Dan Rossman | An entrepreneurial farm tour highlighting successful, value added farm ventures will take place in southeast Michigan August 31 and September 1, 2011.
August 2, 2011 | Jill O’Donnell | Now is the time to scout Scotch and Austrian pine fields for the new generation of pine shoot beetles. Adults can be found feeding in tunnels down the center of new or 1-year-old shoots.
August 2, 2011 | Thomas A. Dudek | Container and field stock nursery growers are invited to tour research and demonstration plots at three Ottawa County nurseries, where MSU and Ohio State University researchers and educators will also discuss a wide range of timely topics.
August 1, 2011 | Jeff Andresen | Recent rainfall patterns across Michigan have been highly variable, leading to flooding in some areas while others remain unfavorably dry. Outlooks suggest more weather changes may be just around the corner.
July 29, 2011 | Bert Cregg and Jill O’Donnell | Cooley spruce adelgid and spruce needle rust result in browning of current year’s growth on spruce and may be mistaken for Imprelis damage.
HOT TOPICSpruce tree disease symptoms are associated with fungal pathogens and are progressing through time
July 29, 2011 | Dennis W. Fulbright | What’s causing the stress that’s allowing the pathogens Phomopsis and Diplodia to attack and kill branches on spruce trees in Michigan?
July 29, 2011 | Thomas A. Dudek | Learn how to scout and control the red headed flea beetle, a new pest for those growing nursery stock.
July 28, 2011 | Mary Dunckel | Michigan’s farmers produce more than 200 food and fiber products and lead the nation in the production of 18 commodities.
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Date: Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Location: Amway Grand Plaza,Grand Rapids, Michigan
- 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
- Weather - Winter Injury in Plants