Michigan State University Extension offers resources to help people correctly identify pests—insects, weeds, plant diseases and other pests—and then choose an effective control when one is needed. Our science-based information uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which safeguards human and environmental health by using the least toxic methods first, up to and including pesticides when appropriate. Contact your local Extension office or MSU Pest Diagnostic Services for help in identifying a specific pest.
October 30, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan is only one of the eight Great Lakes states that is battling the aggressive non-native phragmites, or “common reed.” Ornamental plant nursery growers should scout production fields for this invasive weed and control it.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Researchers looking for survivor trees in wooded areas and forests that were devastated by the emerald ash borer
October 27, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | If your pumpkins had the bacterial diseases angular leaf spot or bacterial leaf spot this 2014 season, a two-year rotation away from cucurbits is needed in those fields.
October 27, 2014 | Kristin Getter | Get the answers your greenhouse business needs for the latest in pest management strategies by attending the 2014 Greenhouse Expo.
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 17, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Try our new search tool to help in identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit. By using the tool, you can help us continue to improve it.
October 17, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | Needle drop of conifers in the fall can be a natural process, or it can be a symptom of other pest or cultural problems.
October 14, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Consider the severity, pest type, and prevalence when deciding on an integrated pest management strategy.
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.
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Date: Nov 7, 2014
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: Nov 19, 2014
Location: 301 Bush St., Mason, MI 48854
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Conference Room, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816
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- Gardening in Michigan
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Michigan State University Organic Pest Management
- Midwest Invasive Species Information Network
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)