Welcome to Michigan State University’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources. The IPM Program collaborates with faculty and Extension educators to develop diverse information serving growers of many crops, the landscape/turf “green” industry, and those looking for home and garden pest solutions. Our website includes the resources offered by Pesticide Education and Safety Program.
MSUE Pest Management News
Large numbers of gypsy moth caterpillars strip trees in Mid-Michigan as drought hampers fungal controls.
Posted on June 23, 2017 10:51am by Bob Bricault
There are 40 registered biopesticide active ingredients for use in greenhouses in the U.S.
Posted on June 22, 2017 3:24pm by Heidi Lindberg
Biopesticides are classified into three main categories: biochemical, microbials and plant-incorporated protectants.
Posted on June 22, 2017 3:20pm by Heidi Lindberg
More spotted wing Drosophila have been caught in monitoring traps, with higher catches at minimally-managed sites in southwest Michigan. Monitor for this pest when crops become susceptible.
Posted on June 20, 2017 3:30pm by Julianna Wilson
Reduced pre-harvest intervals (PHI) provide more flexibility for use in blueberries and some other berry crops to manage spotted wing Drosophila and other insect pests.
Posted on June 20, 2017 12:31pm by Rufus Isaacs
Cloudy and mild spring conditions have been perfect for hop powdery mildew to develop in Michigan.
Posted on June 20, 2017 9:47am by Erin Lizotte
Trapping, scouting and mapping western bean cutworms in Michigan corn and dry beans.
Posted on June 19, 2017 10:51am by Christina DiFonzo
Increased numbers of the annual pest potato leafhopper can cause havoc in alfalfa, especially in dry weather.
Posted on June 19, 2017 10:44am by Phil Kaatz
Dry conditions, leaf drop on maple, rose chafer and forest tent caterpillar are active. Scout for scale crawlers. Symptoms of fungal pathogens are showing up.
Posted on June 16, 2017 9:41am by Jill O’Donnell
Fungicides may have unintended side effects – use them cautiously.
Posted on June 14, 2017 1:36pm by Annemiek Schilder
The MSU IPM Program maintains this site as an access point to pest management information at MSU. The IPM Program is administered within the Department of Entomology, fueled by research from the AgBioResearch, delivered to citizens through MSU Extension, and proud to be a part of Project GREEEN.