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.
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.
April 1, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | As the 2013 season approaches, get up-to-date on the latest resources and tools to help you make in-season pest management decisions.
April 1, 2013 | Diane Brown | Raspberry and blackberry growers are encouraged to share their experiences with spotted wing Drosophila in this national survey that will review insecticide needs and where labeling can be expanded.
March 21, 2013 | Steve Stewart | The Great Lakes Education Program begins its 23rd year of advancing Great Lakes literacy among K-12 students throughout Southeast Michigan.
March 6, 2013 | Michael Haas | An invasive pest, the brown marmorated stink bug has now been found in 12 of 68 Lower Peninsula counties. MSU will continue to trap and monitor in 2013.
March 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Report identifies lack of local leadership as one barrier to lake management.
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)