Plant Trial Field Day

2020 Plant Trial Booklet can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 12:30pm.
Virtual via Zoom

Join us for this annual event to learn about top-performing plants and hear from MSU faculty and Gardens' staff about research and plant performance.  This year the program is a virtual event and is FREE, but registration is required.  


The 2020 Plant Trial Field Day will take place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  Registration is required however, there is no cost to register.  


While there is no fee to attend, please use our Online Form to register so you can receive the Zoom password.


The 2020 Plant Trial Field Day will take place virtually.  Details to connect via Zoom will be sent following your successful registration.




8:30 am

Welcome: Kristin Getter, MSU Horticulture Garden Director

8:45 am

Downy Mildew with a Focus on Impatiens: Blair Harlan, Research Assistant, MSU Plant Biology Lab

9:30 am

Biocontrol of Greenhouse Pests: Jennifer Cobb, Spring Meadow Nursery

10:15 am

How to Manage Weeds in Ornamental Crop Production: Debalina Saha, Assistant Professor, MSU Dept of Horticulture

11:00 am

What’s New and Exciting About Plant Lighting: Erik Runkle, Professor, MSU Dept of Horticulture

11:20 am

Preventing Undesirable Succulent Stretch for Consumer Success: Anthony Soster, Graduate Student, MSU Dept of Horticulture

11:40 am

Best of the Best of the 2020 MSU Plant Trials:  Daedre McGrath, MSU Horticulture Trial Garden Manager

12:30 pm


Trial Booklets

Trial booklets will be sent in PDF format to all registered attendees via email following the event.

More Information

Contact: Amy McCausey, 517-353-0443,