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.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species now available to governmental units, nonprofit organizations and universities planning to go head-to-head with Michigan‘s invasive species.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Researchers looking for survivor trees in wooded areas and forests that were devastated by the emerald ash borer
October 22, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Multiple data resources created and managed by MNFI can be key to helping those who are actively managing Michigan’s biodiversity and others who simply want to learn more about Michigan’s diverse species.
October 21, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | We are encouraging Michigan fruit growers to take a short survey to measure the effectiveness of MSU Extension’s 2014 spotted wing Drosophila statewide monitoring program.
October 13, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Brown marmorated stink bug trap catches were lower this week, and with the exception of a few hotspots, were not detected in the majority of our trapping sites. Reports of aggregations on commercial and residential buildings continue to come in.
October 6, 2014 | Mike Schira | Unwanted exotic species, adapted to conditions in other regions of the world, may cycle somewhat differently than local varieties making identification simpler.
October 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | The baitfish and aquaculture industries have been proactive in preventing the spread of AIS through training programs, and implementing HACCP plans that are specific to their industries.
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.
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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