Number of Programs: 3
Correctly identifying the pest is the first step in IPM problem-solving. Our pocket-sized scouting guides and their related web pages feature common diseases, insect pests and beneficial species. Those for the green industry include guides for:
- IPM Scouting in herbaceous perennials
- IPM Scouting in woody landscape plants
- Identifying weeds in nurseries and landscapes
- Identifying natural enemies that offer you biological control.
Includes seasonal updates and advice; weather resources; scouting resources; and current green industry issues.
Available from the MSU Extension Bookstore website.
The Pocket Guides for IPM Scouting are full of information about insects, diseases, physiological/chemical disorders, and natural enemies; and are designed to fit into a pocket for easy field use. There are guides for the following:
- Highbush blueberries
- Grapes in North Central and Eastern U.S.
- Woody landscape plants
- Stone fruits (also available in Spanish)
- Michigan apples (also available in Spanish)
- Michigan potatoes.
- Herbaceous perennials
- Christmas tree weed identification
- Nurseries and landscapes weed identification
- Natural enemies in crops and landscapes