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 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.
September 11, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | A look at what season-long patterns in 2014 compared with 2013 tell us about spotted wing Drosophila in Michigan fruit crops.
September 10, 2014 | Bruce MacKellar | Soybean sudden death syndrome can be found at low levels in many southwest Michigan fields this fall. Growers should evaluate fields and think about selecting partially resistant varieties where SDS has been on the rise.
September 9, 2014 | Gretchen Voyle | Ripe tomatoes are more prone to skin damage, which could lead to anthracnose.
September 9, 2014 | Keith Mason | Berry ripening is slowly progressing and harvest of some early varieties is set to begin. Be on the lookout for late season insect pests and bunch rots in clusters.
September 9, 2014 | Zsofia Szendrei | Field evaluations of registered and experimental insecticides for managing Colorado potato beetle on potatoes.
September 9, 2014 | Willie Kirk | Achieve optimum coverage with Stadium on potato tubers entering storage by following these guidelines.
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Location: DCPAH at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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- MSU Diagnostics Lab
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