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New chestnut IPM webinar available
The Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy has added a new webinar: Chestnut IPM. Learn about IPM in chestnuts, pesticide considerations and potential invasive pests of orchards in Michigan.
New hop IPM webinar now available
The Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy has added a new webinar: Hop IPM. Learn about IPM in hops, including pesticide considerations and beneficial insects.
Hop harvest and processing safety webinar now available on demand
Hop growers looking to learn more about the risk and prevention of respiratory disease associated with hop harvest and processing are encouraged to view this recorded webinar.
Hop harvest and processing safety webinar
Learn how to keep your lungs healthy while growing and processing hops by attending a webinar Jan. 13, 2015.
Updated registered pesticide list for Michigan chestnut producers
New pesticide quick reference available for Michigan chestnut growers through Michigan State University Extension.
Need a few more pesticide recertification credits before year’s end? IPM webinars now available!
MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
Begin scouting for Asian gall wasp in chestnuts now
We are approaching the ideal time for chestnut growers to scout for Asian chestnut gall wasp. Leaves often remain attached to the galls during fall and winter, making them highly visible.
Chestnut weevil: A potential pest of Michigan chestnuts
Michigan chestnut growers should be scouting for chestnut weevil, an important emerging pest of edible chestnuts.
Chestnut resources at Great Lakes Expo and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Current and future chestnut producers should check out the resources available at the upcoming Great Lakes Expo, Dec. 9-11, 2014, and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Feb. 18-19, 2015.
FIFRA Section 24 (c) Special Local Need Aim EC herbicide label granted for Michigan hop growers
The application of Aim EC herbicide in hopyards is now permitted in Michigan, but growers will need to have a copy of the 24 (c) label in hand before application. This label is not applicable outside of Michigan.