Resources for Hotline and Ask an Expert Volunteers

Impatiens Downy Mildew
Resources from Dr. Mary Hausbeck, MSU Plant Pathologist
Impatiens downy mildew 6-21-12

Giant Hogweed
Giant Hogweed: An attractive but dangerous federal noxious wee

Soils Training
March 14, 2012 - Advanced Training for Statewide Hotline EMG volunteers 
Presenter: Tom Smith, Specialist and Acting Associate Director, MSU Institute of Agriculture Technology Institute
Recording of face-to-face training: Advanced Soils Training video (Password available from your coordinator or educator overseeing your state hotline location.)

Turfgrass Training
August 3, 2012 - Diagnosing Summer Turf Problems
Adobe Connect presentation with Dr. Kevin Frank, MSU Turfgrass Specialist
Recording: Diagnosing Summer Turf Problems
PowerPoint: Diagnostic Webcast Aug 3 2012

MSU Website Resources:
MSU Turfgrass Disease Diagnostics

MSU Turf Weed Identification and Management

MSU Integrated Pest Management

MSU Brown Marmorated Stinkbug

Bulletin References

  1. A Pocket IPM Scouting Guide for Woody landscape Plants                                             MSU E-2839
  2. Christmas Tree Pest Manual                                                                                             MSU E-2676
  3. Disease & Pests of Ornamental Plants    6th Edition  Pirone                                             ISBN 019-504370-7
  4. Diseases of Woody Ornamentals & Trees in nurseries                                                     ISBN 0-89054-264-3
  5. Diseases of Trees & Shrubs, Sinclair, Lyon, and Johnson                                                ISBN 0-8014-1517-9
  6. Insects that fee on trees & shrubs, Johnson and Lyon                                                      ISBN 0-8014-2602-2
  7. Insect & Mite Control on Woody Ornamentals & Herbaceous Perennials                        OSU Ext Bulletin 504
  8. Manual of Woody landscape Plants, Dirr                                                                          ISBN 0-87563-800-7
  9. Field Guide to Insects and Spiders, National Audubon Society                                        ISBN 0-394-50763-0
  10. Pests and Diseases, American Horticultural Society                                                        ISBN 0-7894-5074-7

Web Diagnostic References