Pest Management News Archive

December, 2014

  • Ag Action Day 2015 to include hops production sessions

    December 30, 2014 | Brad Baughman | Michigan State University Extension will host Ag Action Day 2015, an agriculture and home horticulture networking and educational event, Jan. 30, in Oshtemo Township, Michigan.

  • The winter season highlights snow fleas

    December 29, 2014 | Mike Schira | Snow fleas, Hypogastrura nivicola (Hypogastrurida), are tiny creatures that we usually only notice while there is snow on the ground. These little creatures are uniquely adapted to cold weather conditions.

  • Disease or disorder: How do I tell the difference? Part 2

    December 22, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Recognizing diseases on vegetable transplants in the greenhouse can improve your scouting. A prerecorded webinar on vegetable diagnostics is available at the Online IPM Academy.

  • Grower input needed for spotted wing Drosophila survey

    December 22, 2014 | Rufus Isaacs | Information gathered from this survey will help entomologists measure the impact of spotted wing Drosophila on agricultural production and will be used to prioritize research, Extension and education activities for SWD.

  • Disease or disorder: How do I tell the difference? Part 1

    December 22, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Learn how to identify disorders to ease your scouting in the greenhouse and field. A prerecorded webinar on vegetable diagnostics is now available at the Online IPM Academy.

  • Pesticide manual review sessions for mid-Michigan farmers

    December 22, 2014 | George Silva | Pesticide manual review sessions are for those seeking to pass the MDARD pesticide certification exam and become licensed applicators. The 2015 review sessions take place Feb. 26 in Ionia County and March 11 in Eaton County.

  • Controlling downy mildew on impatiens in greenhouses in 2015

    December 18, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Recommendations for the control of downy mildew on impatiens were modified for 2015 based on recent Michigan State University research results.

  • What are these bumps on my vegetables?

    December 3, 2014 | Ron Goldy | Edema or oedema: It doesn’t matter how you spell it, it still doesn’t look good. What is it, what causes it and how can I prevent it?

  • Why attend the Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on December 16?

    December 3, 2014 | George Silva | The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update will feature MSU field crop experts, 2015 crop and pest management recommendations and pesticide certification credits.