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 29, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers remain steady in southwest Michigan, still low in other areas; protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators and Great Lakes scientists explore opportunities to enhance student learning through Great Lakes science stewardship opportunities.
July 29, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Moving water plants from a lake to anywhere such as your private pond is illegal and may introduce aquatic invasive species into your own backyard.
July 25, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | One adult brown marmorated stink bug has been captured in a trap next to a peach orchard near Niles, Michigan in Berrien County, but no other detections have been reported.
July 24, 2014 | Diane Brown | Learn about spotted wing Drosophila and how to manage its damage in home fruit plantings with this helpful new fact sheet developed by Michigan State University Extension.
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.
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Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855, Northern Michigan University, Services Building
- 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)