Mr. John Stone, Academic Specialist and Program Coordinator

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(517) 353-5134


  • B.A., Biology, Albion College
  • M.S. Entomology, Michigan State University


  • Develop and revise Pesticide Applicator Certification Manuals
  • Develop and present Pesticide Applicator Recertification training programs
  • New pesticide applicator certification training
  • Web page expansion
  • Respond to pesticide questions
  • Network with Michigan Department of Agriculture regarding certification programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • A commercial certified pesticide applicator for 30 years.
  • Assistant Instructor for the MSU Institute of Agriculture Technology’s Lawn and Landscape Management program in Grand Rapids.
  • Michigan Certified Green Industry Professional: Michigan Certified Nurseryman-Landscape Management Specialist.
  • Pesticide applicator training categories: Core-Private and Commercial, 3A- Turfgrass, 3B- Ornamental, 5-Aquatic, and 6-Right of Way.

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.