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.
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 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Consider combining multiple disease management tactics to minimize watermelon losses next season.
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 24, 2014 | Diane Brown | Nostoc is not easy to control; cyanobacteria have been around for about 3.5 billion years and have survived conditions ranging from volcanoes to the Ice Age.
September 24, 2014 | George Sundin | Kasumin 2L is now fully registered on pome fruit in the United States for control of fire blight. This product provides excellent control of blossom blight and is critically needed, especially in orchards impacted by streptomycin resistance.
September 19, 2014 | Bruce MacKellar | Elevated soybean aphid numbers in western Van Buren County will mean high numbers of multi-colored Asian ladybeetles trying to get into area homes soon.
September 19, 2014 | Martin Chilvers | Northern corn leaf blight is present in many Michigan fields this year.
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 | Satoru Miyazaki | Participants at the 2014 IR-4 Food Use and Biopesticide Workshop identified the most important research projects for the 2015 IR-4 food-use research program.
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Date: Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Location: DCPAH at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date: Oct 16, 2014
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
Date: Oct 20, 2014
Location: GreenMark Equipment, Michigan 66, Three Rivers, MI 49011
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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)