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.
July 22, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are climbing in southwest Michigan, but still low in other areas. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
July 18, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A statewide brown marmorated stink bug monitoring program in fruit and vegetable crops continues with more sites reporting, but still no detections to report.
July 15, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers are increasing in southwest Michigan; protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
July 10, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A statewide brown marmorated stink bug monitoring effort in fruit and vegetable crops is underway, but so far none have been detected.
July 8, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila continues to be caught in southwest Michigan and has been detected in two northwest counties this week.
July 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Understanding organisms in trade invasion pathways can prevent the spread invasive species to new geographic locations.
July 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Aquatic plants are an important part of the ecosystem, especially in ponds managed for sport fishing, and require proper maintenance and control to keep the aquatic environment healthy.
July 2, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Catches of spotted wing Drosophila continue into their second week, with numbers remaining low.
June 24, 2014 | Carlos Garcia-Salazar | Strawberries are in full harvest with high yields and good quality. Fruit rot infections increase and require fungicide treatments. We have detected the first spotted wing Drosophila in strawberries. Growers should monitor to prevent fruit infestation.
June 24, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | First catches of spotted wing Drosophila are two weeks later than this time last year. Traps should be deployed already; protect ripening berries.
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Date: Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014
Location: Camp Chickagami, 6952 Kauffman Blvd., Presque Isle, MI 49777
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Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
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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)