Michigan State Helping Plant Nurseries Minimize Water Waste
Nurseries contribute $1.2 billion and 36,000 jobs to Michigan’s economy, but at the expense of local water systems. Runoff from this water heavy industry can pollute local lakes, rivers, and ground waters.
Michigan State University researchers are testing different irrigation techniques to combat the excess water usage. By reducing and recycling the initial input of water, the nursery plant industry can continue to thrive and move toward a more sustainable framework.
Read more about how MSU researchers are helping nurseries get the most out of their water.