Information and educational assistance included but not limited to: integrated pest management, pesticide safety, soil testing and fertility management, insect and plant problems identification, production and marketing for all hort enterprises, horticulture crops (nursery, greenhouse, fruit, vegetable, and turf) disposal of household and agricultural toxics, groundwater protection through best management practices and water quality and shoreline management.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach for managing insects, weeds and plant diseases that combines the use of biological control, cultural, physical, and chemical tactics in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.
The Crop Advisory Team (CAT) Alert newsletters feature timely pest management information based on current conditions. MSU faculty and Extension field staff write and pest management concerns. Select one of the four editions: fruit, vegetable, field crop and landscape. With the exception of the landscape edition, the information is primarily for commercial production of crops.
Diagnostics Services was established in 1999 as a multi-disciplinary plant health and pest diagnostic facility. Clients (growers, nusery managers, greenhouse operators, home-owners, etc). may submit samples for diagnosis of many types of problems. Samples can be analyzed for the presence of insect pests, pathogens or nematodes. Our weed scientist performs weed identifications and deals with herbicide related problems or issues.
This Web site provides information from Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Forest Service, and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to help you find answers to your questions about EAB. It also provides links to other EAB-related Web sites. Please refer back often, as information changes frequently.
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