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 29, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A single brown marmorated stink bug adult and two nymphs were caught near Stevensville, Michigan during the week of Aug. 22-29, 2014.
August 28, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Summer Institute Lake Huron educators gain a watershed perspective toward student learning opportunities through Great Lakes water science and stewardship experiences.
August 26, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Federal law has placed restrictions on importation and shipping of certain non-native species since 1900, but many listed species have continued to spread.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | A number of federal and state laws limit the sale and movement of certain aquatic invasive species. These laws are now summarized in fact sheets from the National Sea Grant Law Center.
August 25, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp campers gain science and career experience while helping to map invasive plants threatening biodiversity within Lake Huron’s coastal wetland habitats.
August 22, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | No brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Aug. 15-21, 2014.
August 21, 2014 | Rufus Isaacs | Use traps and salt testing of berries to determine how well your spotted wing Drosophila management program is working.
August 20, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where SWD are detected.
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.
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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)