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.
September 30, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | More activity was reported this week, but except for a few hotspots, trap catches remain very low. More reports of aggregations on commercial and residential buildings are coming in from urban and suburban sites across Lower Michigan.
September 26, 2014 | John Stone | Now is the time to renew your pesticide certification if it expires Dec. 31, 2014.
September 25, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Berrien County continues to be a hotspot for brown marmorated stink bug activity, but detections have been reported in Van Buren, Ottawa, Ingham and Lenawee counties. Also, peach damage from BMSB has been confirmed in Ottawa County.
September 16, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Teachers can explore place-based education and enhance student learning opportunities through many citizen science opportunities open to school involvement.
September 15, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | More nymph and adult brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Sept. 5-11, 2014, at seven sites in Berrien, Lenawee and Ingham counties. Homeowners in Berrien County are starting to report them in greater number.
September 12, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Adopting beaches, tagging migrating monarch butterflies, and mapping habitats for endangered species are a just few of the hands-on ways in which teachers and students can get involved as citizen scientists.
September 11, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A look at what season-long patterns in 2014 compared with 2013 tell us about spotted wing Drosophila in Michigan fruit crops.
September 5, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Five nymph and four adult brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014, at five sites in Berrien, Lenawee and Monroe counties.
September 4, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | This will be the last weekly report of the 2014 spotted wing Drosophila monitoring network. Growers of fall berry crops should continue to monitor and protect susceptible crops where SWD are detected.
September 2, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators experience Great Lakes fisheries, shipwrecks, and ancient ocean fossils offering opportunities to promote inquiry, science, and stewardship learning with their students.
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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
- Giant Hogweed (E2935)
- Midwest Invasive Species Information Network
- MSU Research on Invasive Species