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.
May 16, 2013 | Howard Russell | Plenty of snow over the winter and ample spring rains has provided plenty of standing water for developing mosquito larvae.
May 16, 2013 | Howard Russell | Consumers and landscape professionals need to be aware of three important pests that can plague the boxwood shrub.
May 4, 2013 | Rob Sirrine | IPM collaborations, MSU Extension hops website updates and hops workshops announced.
May 2, 2013 | Howard Russell | Ticks are just plain nasty and they are out right now looking for a meal.
May 2, 2013 | Dave Smitley | Watch for European crane fly damage to lawns and golf courses in May. To be better prepared, here are pictures of European crane fly larvae, adults and turf damage.
April 30, 2013 | Mary Wilson | Stop the saws! Smart gardeners should not prune oak trees past April 1 to ensure their trees don’t succumb to oak wilt disease. Avoid pruning until November.
April 29, 2013 | Rebecca Finneran | Impatiens downy mildew is a challenging new disease of impatiens walleriana that opens doors for exploring many other types of shade plants.
April 29, 2013 | Terry Davis | We shopped the stores for grub products to get you the best advice about what is available and when to use them in your yard.
April 27, 2013 | Frank Gublo | Technology can help the urban grower manage their market gardens
April 25, 2013 | Dave Smitley | Watch for dead patches in lawns that grow larger over the next three weeks. Learn how to prevent grub and skunk problems in the future.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Jul 9, 2013
Location: Hope College Grounds Dept., 200 E. 9th St., Holland, MI 49423
Date: Jul 11, 2013
Location: Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503
Date: Aug 22, 2013 - Nov 14, 2013
Location: MSU Extension Washtenaw County Office, 705 N. Zeeb Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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- Gardening in Michigan
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Michigan State University Organic Pest Management
- MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Spotted Wing Drosophila: A New Invasive Pest of Michigan Fruit Crops (E3140)
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)