• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Field Guide To Soil Sampling

    Published on October 13, 2022
    Soil sampling is a foundational step to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions. This step-by-step field guide is a summary of best practices and recommendations for composite soil sampling to help you do just that.

  • Spotted Lanternfly Biology

    Published on August 26, 2022
    A new invasive insect pest has arrived in Michigan. Learn about the biology of the spotted lanternfly, including its hosts and impacts, and how it spreads.

  • Hosta Pests and Diseases

    Published on August 3, 2022
    This Michigan State University Extension bulletin describes the major pests and diseases that afflict hostas.