• A Tale of Two Invaders: Tree of Heaven and Spotted Lanternfly

    Published on October 2, 2023
    Locating and managing tree of heaven is a key aspect of dealing with spotted lanternfly and reducing the impacts of this invader in North America.

  • Dogwood Borer: A Not So New Pest

    Published on September 1, 2023
    Dogwood borers can feed on a variety of trees in forests, orchards and even in your neighborhood!

  • Farmland Use in Michigan

    Published on June 30, 2023
    This brief analysis considers land use in the State of Michigan. The primary focus is on farmland and the different crops that are supported on that land.

  • What You Need to Know About Michigan’s Ticks

    Published on May 23, 2023
    Learn what to expect when entering a forest, methods of tick identification, ways to avoid tick bites, as well as information on Lyme disease.

  • Alternatives to Blue Spruce: Top Conifers for Michigan Landscapes

    Published on April 30, 2023
    Homeowners and landscapers are often searching for alternative conifers to replace blue spruce trees. This resource lists medium to large conifers adapted to Michigan soils and climate, which can fulfill many of the same landscape functions as blue spruce.

  • Home Lawn and Garden Soil Test Self-Mailer (E3154)

    Published on April 17, 2023
    Whether you are concerned with contamination from lead or other materials in your soil, or just want to avoid overfertilization. This kit comes complete with everything you'll need to submit a soil sample for testing to the MSU Soils Laboratory.

  • Box Tree Moth Alert

    Published on April 14, 2023
    Use the information provided in this tip sheet to look for box tree moth (BTM) and report any possible sightings.

  • Insecticides for Managing Box Tree Moth

    Published on April 14, 2023
    This list of insecticides focuses primarily on insecticides that are available to commercial operations (nurseries, greenhouses and landscapes), and is developed based on insecticides registered for management of caterpillars in general.

  • Insecticide Options for Box Tree Moth Management

    Published on April 14, 2023
    This fact sheet contains a preliminary list of insecticide options for managing box tree moth in nurseries and landscapes.

  • The Anatomy of a Soil Test Report

    Published on March 9, 2023
    A summary of how to understand a soil test report to help you best understand and analyze the results to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions.