Number of Programs: 6
The Emerald Ash Borer Website is a collaborative effort to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information on the emerald ash borer.
6005 J Road, Escanaba, MI, 49829.
The 1,745-acre MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center in Escanaba is leading a number of initiatives to increase the sustainable use of wood in Michigan’s expanding bioeconomy. This wood will come from the surplus growing in the forests and from willow and poplar energy plantations on marginal farm land in the northern parts of the state. Work focuses on increasing yields, decreasing costs, reducing greenhouse gas and energy losses, retaining rural jobs, and improving supply chain efficiencies. Research at the center also focuses on forest genetics, silviculture and forested wetland management.
These online publications cover a wide variety of issues including:
- Individual Tree ID and Care
- Forest Health
- Forest Economics
- Tree Planting for Reforestation
- General Forest Management
- Christmas Trees
- Forest Stand Improvement
- Managing for Specific Tree Species
- Forest Products
- People in Forestry--Professional Directories
The food and agriculture industry in Michigan contributes $91.4 billion annually to the state’s economy, and its contribution is growing, increasing more than 50 percent from 2004 to 2010. In truly integrated fashion, our links in the navigational bar (see left) span the management of insects, weeds, plant diseases and advice for keeping crops healthy to resist plant damage. Resources are available on the following topics:
- Christmas Trees
- Field Crops
- Organic Agriculture
- Urban Agriculture
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