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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!

* Breaking News—We are now 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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How to Comply with Lawn / Ornamental Marker Requirements

By Brian Rowe, Pesticide Section Manager


Michael Szynski, Pesticide Specialist
Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division
Michigan Department of Agriculture

With the outdoor commercial pesticide application season in full swing, Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff have observed several lawn posting markers that are not in compliance with pesticide marker requirements.  Do you know the requirements?  Can you tell if the signs pictured below are in compliance?

1st Example:


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