Michigan State University Extension announced the virtual, on-demand 2020 Nursery Conference. The majority of presentations were developed by faculty from Michigan State University. The content is available for free by creating a free community ID and registering for the conference, which is offered using MSU’s remote learning platform, Desire2Learn. The nursery conference provides nursery growers with the latest research-based information on water, pest and disease management topics.
Pest and disease management
The topics surrounding pest and disease management include northern root-knot nematode management, liverwort control in nurseries, an introduction to biological control for nursery growers, differentiating boxwood blight from other common diseases, and a research update on oak wilt.
Nursery growers can learn more about water management topics such as using recycled water for irrigation, water treatment technologies for nutrients and pesticides, GAAMPS as they relate to water topics, resources on water issues, and local Michigan groundwater challenges.