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 26, 2015 | Kristin Getter | Pesticides that are past their shelf life may be ineffective and could cause plant phytotoxicity.
March 25, 2015 | John Wise | Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2015 Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E-154).
March 23, 2015 | Steven Poindexter | When managing sugarbeet Rhizoctonia, expect only seedling disease control from seed treatments, use proven practices and be cautious of generic fungicides.
March 20, 2015 | Morgan Stulpe | Signing up for MSU Extension news digests will help professionals and consumers learn about specific topics and interests.
March 18, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Three pre-recorded webinars on how to grow “bee-friendly” plants, manage pests in the nursery and plant nutrition are now available.
March 11, 2015 | Ben Werling | Need to know what pests are bothering your asparagus? Check out the new MSU Extension Bulletin E3219, “Disease and Insect Pests of Asparagus.”
March 9, 2015 | Brad Baughman | Michigan State University Extension will host a series of in-season integrated pest management (IPM) meetings for grape growers in Michigan, with the first kick-off meeting March 24.
March 6, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Good sanitation in the field will reduce pathogen inoculum in vegetable plants.
March 6, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Learn about proper sanitation in the greenhouse and how to recognize vegetable disease symptoms.
March 4, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Insulate your plant samples before shipping them to the MSU Diagnostic Services lab to prevent freezing.
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Date: Apr 11, 2015
Location: The North Farm, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI
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Location: 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41 West, Waterford, MI 48328
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Location: Gladwin High School, 1400 N. Spring St, Gladwin, MI 48624
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