Invasive plant and animal species pose an enormous threat to Michigan’s biodiversity and economic wellbeing. Emerald ash borer, garlic mustard and zebra mussels are notable examples of species that harm our state’s land and water resources. MSU Extension educators and researchers provide educational resources to identify, assess and control invasive species throughout the state.
June 14, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Michigan Department of Environmental Quality now providing a weekly quick-read on AIS.
June 11, 2013 | Rufus Isaacs | Early capture of spotted wing Drosophila emphasizes the need for monitoring and preparing for fruit ripening period.
June 11, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Upload sightings of invasive plants and animals to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN).
June 4, 2013 | Rufus Isaacs | MSU statewide monitoring program is getting started this week, and urges growers to be able to tell the different between spotted wing Drosophila flies and other Drosophila flies.
May 28, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | Sanborn Elementary School students study crayfish to better understand biodiversity and ecosystem health within their Thunder Bay River Watershed.
May 23, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Hot off the press and into the boat! New aquatic invasive species guide from MSU Extension helps ID plants and provides direction on what to do when you find one.
April 25, 2013 | Carlos García-Salazar | MSU Extension’s small fruit program is offering classroom and hands-on training to help successfully identify, monitor and manage spotted Wing Drosophila.
April 11, 2013 | Diane Brown | Spotted wing Drosophila national survey for raspberry and blackberry growers closes April 30. Results will be summarized and used to guide management recommendations.
April 2, 2013 | Rufus Isaacs | New Special Local Needs (24c) label allows higher rate for control of spotted wing Drosophila in Michigan blueberries.
April 1, 2013 | Diane Brown | An identification guide for brown marmorated stink bugs is now available online, as well as an extensive list of host plants.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
- A Field Guide to Invasive Plants
- A Field ID Guide to Invasive Plants
- Aquatic Invasive Species
- Buckthorn Watch: Studying the Invasive Plant Common Buckthorn (E3146)
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Emerald Ash Borer and Your Woodland (E2943)
- Giant Hogweed (E2935)
- Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (E3075)
- MSU Research on Invasive Species
- Oak Wilt in Michigan’s Forests (E3169)