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.
August 19, 2014 | Bill Cook | Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.
August 19, 2014 | Julie Crick | Follow these five steps to spot the Asian longhorn beetle before it spots your trees!
August 18, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | No brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Aug. 8-15, 2014.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some aquatic invaders are good at flying under the radar. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some well-known aquatic invaders are showing up in new places. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
August 13, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
August 12, 2014 | Charles Gould | Research is being conducted to determine if switchgrass is a vector and host for common insect pests and crop diseases in cropping systems.
August 8, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Eliminate the route for hitchhikers trying to make their way into Lakeville Lake and thousands of other inland lakes in Michigan.
August 8, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | On a local level, both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose serious threats to the health and vitality of area lakes.
August 8, 2014 | Bill Cook | Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases, and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.
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- A Field Guide to Invasive Plants
- A Field ID Guide to Invasive Plants
- A Michigan Boater’s Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic 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)
- Midwest Invasive Species Information Network
- MSU Research on Invasive Species
- Oak Wilt in Michigan’s Forests (E3169)