Pollinator conference in Traverse City to benefit landscapers and arborists
Published on August 15, 2017
Landscape, garden and turfgrass professionals will hear from nationally-known experts at fun and educational Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscape Conference, Oct. 9–11, 2017, in Traverse City, Michigan.
Tree, turf and ornamental plant update – July, 14 2017
Published on July 14, 2017
Storm damage to trees, “weedy orchid”, tar spot on maple, slugs, second generation pine needle scale, spruce needle rust.
Celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month
Published on July 11, 2017
Engage in an activity to enjoy and protect Michigan’s lakes.
Tree, turf and ornamental plant update – June 15, 2017
Published on June 16, 2017
Dry conditions, leaf drop on maple, rose chafer and forest tent caterpillar are active. Scout for scale crawlers. Symptoms of fungal pathogens are showing up.
Tree, turf and plant update – June 2, 2017
Published on June 2, 2017
Scout for four-lined plant bug, spruce spider mite and lecanium scale crawlers.
Broadleaf weeds white clover and black medic are now flowering in turf
Published on June 1, 2017
A long-term strategy to reduce white clover and black medic in turfgrass is to ensure adequate fertility levels.
Do grub control products work?
Published on May 31, 2017
When to apply grub control products, how reliable they are and why some people are confused about whether they work.
Christmas tree, turf and ornamental plant update – May 19, 2017
Published on May 19, 2017
This week’s update discusses mulching trees correctly, frost injury to plants and trees, and seedheads appearing in lawns.
European chafer grubs are ravaging Upper Peninsula lawns and golf courses
Published on May 12, 2017
Make sure you are using the appropriate timing and treatments when controlling European chafer grubs in turf.
Nostoc: A green, jelly-like substance growing in lawns
Published on May 8, 2017
Nostoc is not easy to control, cyanobacteria have been around for about 3.5 billion years and have survived conditions ranging from volcanoes to the Ice Age.