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.
April 23, 2014 | Duke Elsner | If you could not attend the recent vineyard weed identification and management meeting, you can view the presentations online.
April 23, 2014 | Terry Davis | If dead patches in your lawn are getting larger or if skunks have dug up patches of your lawn, you may have grubs. Read about your options for growing grub-tolerant turf or applying an insecticide to prevent more grub and skunk damage.
April 17, 2014 | Kevin Frank | The winter of 2013-14 was certainly one of the most challenging any of us have ever experienced, and lawns emerged from winter with some bumps and bruises.
April 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Armillaria root rot affects hundreds of plant species throughout Michigan. Learn more about the biology, symptoms and control of this devastating fungus.
April 15, 2014 | Amy Irish-Brown | Considerations for effective and safe use of dormant oil on San Jose scale in apples.
April 14, 2014 | George Sundin | EPA has granted a Section 18 Specific Exemption for use of Kasumin 2L (kasugamycin) on apples for control of the blossom blight phase of fire blight in 2014.
April 14, 2014 | John Wise | Michigan State University and the IR-4 Project are working to harmonize U.S. and Canadian pesticide registrations. By attaining an “A” priority, IR-4 will conduct residue trials leading to a U.S. tolerance for permethrin.
April 11, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Tobacco mosaic virus is highly transmittable through greenhouses and raises a lot of questions among growers. MSU Extension answers these questions here.
April 11, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | With the temperatures we experienced during winter, what was the fate of plant pathogens? Follow these integrated pest management (IPM) tactics to limit plant diseases.
April 3, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Insect management is critical for managing tomato spotted wilt virus and impatiens necrotic spot virus, while sanitation is the critical management strategy for tobacco mosaic virus.
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Date: Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
Location: Fri: University Club, 3435 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910 Sat: Business College Complex, 632 Bogue Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
- Boxwood blight disease identified in North America
- 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)