MSU Plant Trial Field Day
Date: August 4, 2015 - August 4, 2015
Location: MSU Plant Trial Field Day 1066 Bogue Street - MSU Campus Plant & Soil Sciences Buliding (1st floor) East Lansing, MI 48823
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: 1066 Bogue Street - MSU Campus Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg. (1st floor) East Lansing, MI 48823
Please park in the MSU Garden visitor parking lot, which is located on Bogue Street, just north of the railroad tracks.
Cost: Before July 30: $42 per person (1-2 per company)
$36 per person (3 or more per company)
After July 30: $52 per person
Join us for this annual event to learn about top-performing plants, talk with Gardens staff, interact with representatives from leading breeding companies, and view gardens
Join us for this annual event to learn about top-performing plants in the MSU Trial Gardens including bedding plants, vegetative ornamentals, and vegetables. In the morning we will host a half day program featuring presentations on the Best of the Best from our Trial Manager Daedre Craig and Garden Director Art Cameron. Learn about some of the superior new plants and how they perform in mid-Michigan in our trials.
We will also host presentations on the most recent research on the development and spread of impatiens downy mildew and up-to-date discussions on the evolving ethics of American gardeners. For this important and timely topic, Entomologists and Horticultural Extension Specialists will bring us up-to-date on the latest news in pollinators, native insects, and pesticides such as neonicotinoids.
After lunch, there will be guided tours of our annual, perennial, and vegetable trials led by Daedre Craig (Trial Garden Manager), Renata Reibitz (Perennial Garden Manager) and Art Cameron (Garden Director). In addition, you should take time while on campus to tour our 14 acres of beautiful landscapes including a vast array of annuals, perennials, and woody plants. There are a multitude of theme gardens including our award-winning 4H Children’s Garden, our annual display and trial gardens, roof-top gardens, demonstration vegetable garden, a Japanese garden, and more.
Topics covered: Plant performance, ornamental characters, and special needs of plants.
Registration is required for this event.