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.
January 20, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Cattail pollen is an effective supplemental food source for predatory mites in some cropping systems. However, the strategy is still debated among scientists.
January 20, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Banker plants can provide supplemental food for beneficial insects, which helps them maintain a stable population.
January 20, 2015 | Ben Werling | Timing can make the difference between OK and excellent thrips control in onions.
January 20, 2015 | Ben Werling | The northeast onion industry has a diverse chemical toolbox and effective surfactants to manage onion thrips.
January 19, 2015 | Erin Lizotte | The Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy has added a new webinar: Chestnut IPM. Learn about IPM in chestnuts, pesticide considerations and potential invasive pests of orchards in Michigan.
January 19, 2015 | Erin Lizotte | The Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy has added a new webinar: Hop IPM. Learn about IPM in hops, including pesticide considerations and beneficial insects.
January 16, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Learn how consumers, landscapers and commercial nurseries and greenhouses can protect pollinators in the landscape. The session will also cover 2014 marketing research on the public perception of conventional and alternative pest control practices.
January 15, 2015 | Diane Brown | Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an integral part of a smart garden.
January 12, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Try shop.msu.edu to order your 2015 MSU Extension bulletins in print or PDF format. It’s easy, fast and convenient.
January 12, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Getting good weed control with herbicides can be a frustrating experience. Reducing that frustration is possible by using the 3-R principle – the right product, the right rate and the right time.
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Date: Jan 27, 2015
Location: State of MI Office Building Large Conference Room, 305 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829
Date: Jan 30, 2015
Location: 1800 Imlay City Road, Lapeer, MI 48446
Date: Feb 4, 2015
Location: Menominee County MSU Extension Office conference room, 904 South US 41, Stephenson, MI 49887
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- Midwest Invasive Species Information Network
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
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