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Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire Screening Aid

Publication showing different Agrilus species to aid in identification. 3 pp.



Alfalfa Analyst

Dick Chase, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

This bulletin provides an identification guide to alfalfa diseases, nutrient deficiency symptoms and problem insects. Numerous color photographs and maps aid in identification of various diseases and insect problems. 13 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension office. Michigan Offices.

Previous versions:

Issued  September 1972  (Fil. 1)

Issued May 1979  (Fil. 2)

 



Alfalfa Weevil

Description of the alfalfa weevil, a common pest of alfalfa. Sections include damage to alfalfa, life cycle, description, inspecting fields, insecticide control, etc. 5 pp.

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations.



Alfalfa weevil in Michigan

Information about the identification and management of Alfalfa weevil in Michigan. 2 pp.



American Plum Borer
Description of the American Plum Borer, a major pest of commercial cherry orchards. Sections include Life Stages, Host Range, Injury or Damage, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Monitoring and Control. Color photographs included.

Ants in the Home and Garden, How to Control Them

The publication discusses how to locate ant nests both indoors and out. The remainder of the publication describes control options in various indoor and outdoor situations. Revised. 12 pp. Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations.



Apple Aphid
Description of the Apple Aphid(Aphis pomi), an aphid that attacks apple, pear, quince and hawthorn. Sections include Life Stages, Host Range, Injury or Damage, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Monitoring, and Control. Color photographs included.

Apple Grain Aphid
Description of the Apple Grain Aphid(Rhopalosiphum fitchii), a common tree fruit pest. Sections include Life Stages, Host Range, Injury or Damage, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Monitoring, and Control. One color photograph.

Apple Maggot
Description of Apple Maggot(Rhagoletis pomonella), a common insect pest of apples, pears, plums, apricots, hawthorns, and crabapples. Sections include Host Range, Life Stages, Factors Affecting Abundance, Life History, Injury or Damage, Monitoring, and Control. Some color photographs.

Application of Real Time PCR for Detection and Identification of Soybean Pests in Michigan

Overview of a project with 3 specific objectives -

1. Develop new primers for specific soybean pathogens, and optimize conditions to
diagnose soybean plants using RT-PCR.
2. Evaluate and validate RT-PCR for the soybean pathogens as a diagnostic tool in
collaboration with Michigan State University Diagnostic Services.
3. Fully integrate RT-PCR into a Diagnostic Service tool as part of the MSU Diagnostic
Services program.

6 pp.



Armyworm in Michigan

Information on the Armyworm, an insect pest of field crops in Michigan. 2 pp.



Bean leaf Beetle in Michigan

Basic information on the Bean leaf beetle in Michigan. 1 page.



Biological Control of Insect Pests in Forested Ecosystems

Intended for foresters, Christmas tree growers and landscapers, this manual attempts to bridge the gap between theory and application of biological control in forested ecosystems. Discusses concepts of biological control and types used?predators, parasites and pathogens. Descriptions and color photos of the natural enemies of insect pests and strategies for implementing biological control. Contains individual sections on biological control for traditional forestry environments, Christmas tree plantations and the urban forest. Complete bibliography, glossary of terms and index.

Deborah G. McCullough, David D. Neumann, Michigan State University; Steven A. Katovich, USDA Forest Service; Daniel L. Mahr, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Clifford S. Sadof, Purdue University; Michael J. Raupp, University of Maryland
Issued    1999  124 pages

This bulletin available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.

 



Biology and Management of Beech Bark Disease

Information about the causes and impact of beech bark disesase. Includes color photographs. Beech bark disease is one of the latest exotic pest problems to plague Michigan forests. 

Deborah G. McCullough Associate, Dept. of Entomology and Dept. of Forestry; Robert L. Heyd, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources; Joseph G. O'Brien, USDA Forest Service
Revised  March 2005  12  pages 12 pp.

This bulletin is available from theMSU Extension Bookstore.

 



Biology and Management of Pine Needle Scale

Information about the pine needle scale, includes color photographs. 

Kirsten Fondren, Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, Dr. Deborah G. McCullough, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Forestry   June  2002  4  pages

This bulletin is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.



Black Cutworm in Michigan

Information on the Black cutworm, a devastating insect pest to field crops in Michigan. 1 page.



Blueberry Insect Pest Scouting Calendar

Calendar listing ideal times for blueberry insect pest scouting and disease scouting. 1 page.



Blueberry Maggot
Description of the Blueberry Maggot(Rhagoletis mendax), a common and serious insect pest of blueberries in the eastern United States. Sections include Description, Life History, Damage and Importance, Monitoring and Control. Some color photographs.

Broad Mites: The Microscopic Menace

Description of the physical characteristics and life cycle of Broad Mites. Color photographs included. 2 pp.



Buying & Using Insect Traps
This publication discusses the use of pheromone traps and degree day models to time the application of insecticides. Includes specific pest recommendations for Codling Moth, Oblique Banded Leaf Roller, and Oriental Fruit Moth.

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