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.
March 2, 2015 | Carlos García-Salazar | Michigan’s small fruit growers faced tough challenges in 2014, including winter damage and spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) fruit infestations. Growers ended up with better results than early predictions and better SWD control than in previous years.
February 27, 2015 | Mike Staton | Michigan soybean growers are encouraged to take a survey on white mold in 2014 to help researchers understand why some fields escaped the disease and others did not.
February 26, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Fungicides are tools that, when combined with other tactics, can minimize vegetable diseases.
February 26, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | A prerecorded webinar on vegetable disease management tactics is now available at the Online IPM Academy website.
February 25, 2015 | James DeDecker | Pesticide applicators in northern Michigan can now keep their certifications current with minimal investment in time and travel.
February 25, 2015 | Diane Brown | Michigan hop growers should be aware of the several changes from 2014 for pesticides registered for use, including new special local needs labels and newly available fungicides and insecticides.
February 16, 2015 | Kristin Getter | Don’t propagate pests in your propagation house. Remember to inspect incoming propagules.
February 4, 2015 | Willie Kirk | Minerva and Minerva Duo are two new fungicides that can now be used for Cercospora leaf spot control in sugarbeets for 2015.
January 30, 2015 | John Stone | The National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual has been revised and a new edition released. This is the study manual Michigan uses to certify Private (RUP) and Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Registered Technicians by examination.
January 30, 2015 | Tom Dudek | Greenhouse growers who raise Boston fern and other fern species need to familiarize themselves with this leaf-feeding caterpillar. Information on its life cycle and management strategies will help you avoid damage.
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Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Monroe Meeting Rooms DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Location: Calhoun County Bldg, 315 W. Green St., Marshall, MI 49086
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Location: Gratiot Isabella Regional Education Service District, 1131 E. Center Street, Ithaca, MI 48847
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