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
Grape berry moths are between generations, and berry infections from previous rainy periods are showing symptoms in some vineyards.
Posted on July 28, 2015 3:43pm by Brad Baughman
Summer increase of spotted wing Drosophila is in full swing in all fruit production regions in Lower Michigan. Ripening susceptible crops need to be protected.
Posted on July 28, 2015 1:58pm by Julianna Wilson
No brown marmorated stink bugs have been found in traps in the monitoring network in the fourth week of trapping.
Posted on July 28, 2015 1:10pm by Julianna Wilson
Invasive species are costly in economic and ecological damage, further introductions must be avoided
A new grant project at MSU hopes to provide a better network for tracking and pinpointing possible new invasive introductions early before these invasive species get a solid foothold in Michigan.
Posted on July 27, 2015 2:48pm by Deb McCullough
Lagrange County, Indiana, reports late blight in potato and tomato fields.
Posted on July 27, 2015 12:46pm by Willie Kirk
Adult male gypsy moths are actively flying and females are laying eggs. Scout nursery stock and containers to avoid a problem when shipping plants out of state.
Posted on July 24, 2015 11:23am by Tom Dudek
Pine needle scale summer generation has begun to hatch in Lower Michigan. Target insecticide applications for when most crawlers have emerged and begun to settle down.
Posted on July 24, 2015 10:45am by Jill O’Donnell
Growers should be treating all fields on a minimum five-day schedule in Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia and Mecosta counties. All other growers should continue to scout on a weekly basis.
Posted on July 24, 2015 10:13am by Willie Kirk
Smart gardeners can reduce the chance of tomato diseases by improving cultural practices of watering, crop rotation and good sanitation.
Posted on July 24, 2015 8:28am by Rebecca Krans
Pokeweed and giant ragweed are common Michigan plants people often mistake for giant hogweed.
Posted on July 23, 2015 3:50pm by Gretchen Voyle
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.