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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.

About Us

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map was jointly developed by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University's (OSU) PRISM Climate Group.

For the first time, the map is available as an interactive GIS-based map, for which a broadband Internet connection is recommended; and as static images for those with slower Internet access. Users may also simply type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area.

No posters of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map have been printed. But state, regional, and national images of the map can be downloaded and printed in a variety of sizes and resolutions. Go to www.planthardiness.ars.usda.gov for more information.

February 20-21, 2012


The Academy is thrilled to host Dr. Barry Jacobsen from the Department of Plant Sciences and Pathology at Montana State University. Dr. Jacobsen will discuss the philosophy of IPM that has revolutionized agricultural production. Participants will be introduced to the critical concepts that support IPM, including entomology, plant physiology, pest scouting and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to opt into two half-day sessions to learn about IPM strategies in specific production systems including:
•Strawberries and Raspberries
•Pome Fruit
•Stone Fruit
•Cucurbits, Cole Crops, Onions, Celery, and Carrots
•Peas, Beans, Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Peppers
•Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
•Small Grains and Forages; Wheat, Alfalfa, and Mixed Hay
•Field Crops; Corn and Soybeans The Academy will run from 8:30-5:00 on February 20-21, 2012. MAEAP I, Pesticide Recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available.

IPM Academy Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center Michigan State University 55 South Harrison Avenue East Lansing, MI 48824-1022

Credits –
Pesticides recertification (16 total)
Day 1 8 - Private or Comm. Core
Day 2 4 - Private , Commercial core or category each session
MNLA - Certified Green Industry Professional – 7 CEUs
Certified Crop Advisor – 9 CCA


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