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.
December 18, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Recommendations for the control of downy mildew on impatiens were modified for 2015 based on recent Michigan State University research results.
December 3, 2014 | Ron Goldy | Edema or oedema: It doesn’t matter how you spell it, it still doesn’t look good. What is it, what causes it and how can I prevent it?
December 3, 2014 | George Silva | The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update will feature MSU field crop experts, 2015 crop and pest management recommendations and pesticide certification credits.
November 18, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Vine crop growers should follow these disease management tactics for next growing season. Growers can also learn more about managing gummy stem blight by attending the 2015 Great Lakes Expo educational sessions.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | We are approaching the ideal time for chestnut growers to scout for Asian chestnut gall wasp. Leaves often remain attached to the galls during fall and winter, making them highly visible.
November 14, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Michigan chestnut growers should be scouting for chestnut weevil, an important emerging pest of edible chestnuts.
November 12, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | To determine the effectiveness of our statewide spotted wing Drosophila monitoring program, we are asking growers to take a quick survey.
November 11, 2014 | Matt Grieshop | You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
October 31, 2014 | Bob Bricault | Butternut woollyworms, a type of sawfly not often found in Michigan, have been attacking walnuts in southern Michigan. Control measures may not be necessary this late in the season.
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Date: Jan 8, 2015
Location: Branch County MSU Extension, 570 Marshall St., Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036
Date: Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 14, 2015
Location: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 6300 US 31 North, Acme, MI 49610, in the Governor's Hall
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: Tuscola County Tecnology Center, 1401 Cleaver Rd, Caro, MI 48723
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- Michigan State University Organic Pest Management
- Midwest Invasive Species Information Network
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)