• Zika virus concerns for Michigan residents

    February 10, 2016 | Michael G. Kaufman | How concerned should Michiganders be about being infected with the Zika virus? An MSU entomologist responds.

  • Moving pests around inadvertently is just too easy

    February 5, 2016 | Russell Kidd | The unintentional movement of invasive pests such as gypsy moth and emerald ash borer was one of the major ways these insect pests were transferred around Michigan.

  • Boring insects are not boring, they’re serious pests

    February 3, 2016 | Russell Kidd | Boring insects are serious pests that can severely endanger tree health and kill a tree. While many species of boring insects are native to Michigan, they rarely cause as much wide-scale damage as an exotic or non-native borers does.

  • Registration now open for Highland Ag and Natural Resources Conference

    February 2, 2016 | Erin Lizotte | Join us March 19, 2016, as we address what’s next for Michigan agriculture production and land management.

  • 26th annual Great Lakes Conference at MSU to address Michigan’s water heritage

    January 29, 2016 | Steve Stewart | “The Great Lakes: Michigan's Water Heritage” conference to focus on state’s draft 30-Year Water Strategy as well as current issues, opportunities and challenges.

  • Progress made in addressing Asian chestnut gall wasp

    January 28, 2016 | Erin Lizotte | Permits to combat the Asian chestnut gall wasp through classical biological control have been issued to Michigan on state and federal levels.

  • Thousand cankers disease

    January 19, 2016 | Bill Cook | Michigan black walnuts are threatened by the thousands cankers disease, although the disease is not yet present in the state .There are few black walnuts, but they are important and valuable component of many woodlots and cities in the southern counties.

  • Asian long-horned beetle

    January 14, 2016 | Bill Cook | The Asian long-horned beetle is one of those exotic species that can be serious forest game-changers. It’s in North American but not yet in Michigan. Anyone interested in forests should keep an eye out for this insect.

  • Exploring place-based education from the student perspective

    January 13, 2016 | Brandon Schroeder | Michigan Sea Grant and NE MI GLSI share a new report that explores place-based education from the perspective of the students involved.

  • Hemlock woolly adelgid

    January 12, 2016 | Bill Cook | The hemlock woolly adelgid has caused high mortality among eastern hemlock, making permanent changes to forests in many eastern states. The adelgid has reached Michigan several times but early detection has led to eradication.

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