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.
October 17, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Try our new search tool to help in identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit. By using the tool, you can help us continue to improve it.
October 17, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | Needle drop of conifers in the fall can be a natural process, or it can be a symptom of other pest or cultural problems.
October 14, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Consider the severity, pest type, and prevalence when deciding on an integrated pest management strategy.
October 13, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Brown marmorated stink bug trap catches were lower this week, and with the exception of a few hotspots, were not detected in the majority of our trapping sites. Reports of aggregations on commercial and residential buildings continue to come in.
October 10, 2014 | Dennis Stein | 2014 Farm Bill safety net programs have several compliance dates now being announced by the USDA FSA that farm landowners and tenant operators need to know.
October 8, 2014 | James DeDecker | Beneficial fungus is another tool to help growers combat a common fungal disease.
October 2, 2014 | Jerry Lindquist | Forum on the EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. to be held in Osceola County.
October 2, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan State University Extension releases a 2014-15 listing of insecticide products for key nursery crop pests, including alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides for growers who will not be using them.
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.
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Date: Oct 23, 2014
Location: Wojo's Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462
Date: Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
Location: Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Nov 7, 2014
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
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