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Michigan’s Green Industry – Continuing to GROW!

About the Industry
With a combined economic impact of $5.715 billion, Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries continue to grow!

* We are the 4th largest Nursery State in the Nation!

*#1 specialty crop in Michigan
*Landscape services and Retail Sectors = $4.5 billion economic impact
*Together, all segments of the Green Industry account for a total of 36,162 individuals employed (Knudson & Peterson, 2012). According to US Census Data, this equates to 1 out of every 170 Michigan citizens between the ages of 18-65.

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Downy mildew on Impatiens is causing problems in some U.S. landscapes this fall. Downy mildew is a pathogen of both vegetative and seed-produced Impatiens walleriana (the garden impatiens) throughout the world and has been reported in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and India. In the United States, downy mildew on Impatiens walleriana was first reported in 1942. Since that time, downy mildew on Impatiens walleriana has occurred sporadically throughout the United States.

As inspectors, we encourage pesticide application firms and pesticide applicators to read and become familiar with the laws and regulations pertaining to pesticide certification, business licensing, and applications, including Act 451, Part 83; Regulation 636; and Regulation 637.  Unfortunately, we often find that people do not take the time to adequately familiarize themselves with the laws and regulations, often relying on information they receive from others.  This results in common misconceptions, what we like to call “Pesticide Applicator Urban Myths”.

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