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Barrier Bands to Suppress Gypsy Moth

Barrier bands are effective tools for the homeowner to use to reduce the number of gypsy moth caterpillars in the trees around the home. The bands trap or repel caterpillars as they move up and down trees or onto homes. There are two types of barrier bands: sticky bands and slippery bands. Includes illustrations. Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations. 3pp.



Cloth Banding Trees to Suppress Gypsy Moth

Small gypsy moth caterpillars feed on trees during the daytime. However, as the caterpillars become larger and more noticeable on foliage, they begin a daily trek from the canopy of the tree to escape direct sunlight and predators. This change in behavior by the larger gypsy moth caterpillars gives homeowners a chance to do some small scale control activities. Using cloth and string or twine, you can construct an artificial hiding place for the caterpillars. Includes illustrations. Archive copy of publication, no not use for current recommendations. 3pp.



Controlling Clover Mites Around the Home
Publication describes clover mites and provides information about their control around homes. The pesticide recommendations are out of date and should not be used as current. Revised. 4 pp.

Gypsy Moth: A Guide for Homeowners'

The gypsy moth, Lepidoptera, is found in every county in Michigan's Lower Peninsula and in certain areas of the Upper Peninsula. Gypsy moth caterpillars can be annoying.  Although they feed on trees, large caterpillars will wander onto house, garage, patio, deck, yard furniture, or any object associated with residential living. Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations. 2pp.



Interiorscape Pest Management - Training Manual for Commercial Pesticide Applicators

Increased use of plants in shopping malls, offices, restaurants, public spaces and homes has created an important industry in North America; indoor plant maintenance. This manual is to assist prospective commercial pesticide applicators in meeting State of Michigan certification requirements. Includes charts. Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations. 81pp.

This bulletin is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.



Managing Alfalfa Weevils

The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, is a major alfalfa pest in Michigan. While both adults and immatures feed on alfalfa foliage, immature weevils (larvae or grubs) cause the most damage. Includes graphics. Revised edition. Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations. 3pp.



Managing Black Cutworms in Corn

Of the many cutworm species present in Michigan, the black cutworm, Agrotis Ipsilon, is the most damaging to field crops. Corn and many other seedling field crops can be damaged by black cutworm feeding. Archive copy of bulletin, do not use for current recommendations. Includes graphics. Revised edition. 3pp.



Managing Black Cutworms in Sugar Beets

Of the many cutworm species in Michigan, the black cutworm, Agrotis Ipsilon, is the most damaging to field crops. Sugar beets and many other seedling field crops can be damaged by black cutworm feeding. Archive copy of bulletin, do not use for current recommendations. Includes graphics. Revised edition. 3pp.



Managing Potato Leafhoppers in Dry Beans

The potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a serious dry bean pest in the Midwest. Protecting crops from potato leafhopper damage involves utilization of an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach, including timely monitoring of fields, biological control practices, and pesticide application when justified. Includes graphics of potato leafhoppers. Revised edition. Archive copy of bulletin. 3pp.



Managing Soybean Defoliators

A number of pests including bean leaf beetles, green cloverworms, Japanese beetles, grasshoppers and spider mites can defoliate soybeans. Although the biology of these pests is quite different, general defoliation thresholds apply to all since they damage soybeans in a similar fashion. Archive copy of bulletin, do not use for current recommendations. Includes graphics. Revised edition. 5pp.



Managing Sweet Corn Pests in Massachusetts

Sweet corn is a staple of the Massachusetts agricultural economy. Grown exclusively for the fresh market, it accounts for about 40% of the vegetable cash reciepts in the state. Sweet corn receives high amounts of insecticide compared with most other Massachusetts vegetables. The Massachusetts Sweet Corn IPM Program aids cooperating growers in monitoring and supressing sweet corn pests with the minimum necessary pesticide treatments. Archive copy of bulletin, do not use for current recommendations. Includes pictures and graphics. 10pp.



Noticed Some Sorry Looking Strawberry Plants?
Discusses two mites that affect strawberries, the two spotted mite and the cyclamen mite. Includes a description of the mites and the environment in which they flourish.

Ornamental Pest Management A Training Manual for Commercial Pesticide Applicatiors (Category 3b)

This document is designed to prepare commercial pesticide applicators for certification under the Michigan Pesticide Control Act of 1976. The category of outdoor ornamental plants includes evergreens, shrubs, shade trees, ground covers and flowering plants. Also included are commercial applicators managing pests of nursery stock. Christmas trees are not covered in this bulletin. . Includes graphics and charts. 73pp.

This bulletin is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore.



Scouting for First Generation European Corn Borers in Field Corn

Corn borer populations vary greatly from year to year and from field to field. In most of Michigan, the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, has two generations per year. The bulletin focuses on scouting for first generation borers. Archive copy of bulletin, do not use for current recommendations. Revised edition. Includes graphics. 3pp.



What is Wrong With My Raspberries?
Description of a variety of raspberry pests, diseases, and injuries. Color photographs included to aid in identification.

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