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  2. The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread. View the full article
  3. The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread. View the full article
  4. Sigrid Resh

    help with ornamental grass ID

    Thank you, Jennifer, for the info. page and recommendation for monitoring it--good advice!
  5. Jennifer - Huron Pines

    help with ornamental grass ID

    Hi Sigrid, It's definitely not phragmites, but it looks like a variety of Miscanthus sinensis, which is also known as Chinese or Japanese silvergrass like you guessed. Here's a pretty extensive info page about it: https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/missin/all.html It seems like some varieties are more aggressive than others, so it's hard to know what this one will do. I haven't been able to find any reports of it being invasive in Michigan although it's reported to be aggressive at least and invasive in other parts of the country and judging from the size of that patch it's pretty happy there. My recommendation would be to look for new patches in the area for proof of spreading and then let the landowner decide if they want to remove what's there or just keep an eye on it. Good luck! -Jennifer NEMI CWMA
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  7. Does any one know what this grass is? These are photos from 2016. The grass is growing in Baraga in the UP. Suggestions of Japanese silver grass and phragmites have been provided, but I'm hoping for a positive ID. Thank you for any help any of you can provide... Cheers, Sigrid
  8. Claire Peterson

    Crown vetch

    Gotcha I wasn't aware that it was that popular and actually being recommended.
  9. The largest bat in Europe, a vulnerable species, found shelter in a city park’s trees. Then they started to turn up dead. View the full article
  10. The largest bat in Europe, a vulnerable species, found shelter in a city park’s trees. Then they started to turn up dead. View the full article
  11. DEQ Water Resources Division is gearing up for AIS field sampling! Here's a list of the 20 inland lakes that will be sampled this year using the snorkeling, wading, and meander survey method. Contact Bill Keiper keiperw@mi.gov if you have any questions. On another note- field observations from DEQ staff yesterday- European frog-bit and Parrot Feather are beginning to emerge. Site selection.xlsx Sites map.docx
  12. Sarah LeSage

    Notification Test

    I'm subscribed but didn't get a notification.
  13. Fields Ratliff

    nozzles for backpack sprayers

    Hi Noah, I agree that there's a lot of options out there. Most my experience has been with the adjustable brass nozzles that come standard on the STIHL SG20 backpack sprayer: https://www.stihl.com.au/STIHL-Products/Blowers-ShredderVacs-and-Mistblowers/Mistblower-and-Sprayer-Accessories/22469-73927/Adjustable-nozzle-brass.aspx It does everything from cone to stream and with a few turns left or right you can dial it in to what works best for a given application and can be adjusted accordingly to minimize drift. It's particularly uses if you plan on treating a variety of plants. Also, I like the brass tips because they seem to hold up better and are easier to clean than the plastic tips. One more thing, if you are really worried about drift you can purchase plastic cone protectors that that you put on the end of your spraying wand. Haven't used them myself but that may be an option. Hope that helps!
  14. Does anyone have experience with using different types of nozzles for backpack sprayers? There is such a bewildering array of styles to choose from, with different patterns (fan, cone, hollow cone, stream), different low drift options, ratings for flow and pressure. I want to minimize drift, but have a reasonable rate of flow and decent coverage. What is the nozzle that people like best?
  15. Katie Grzesiak

    Crown vetch

    It's a very common cover-crop, and was recommended until very recently by all sorts of university and government entities.
  16. Claire Peterson

    Crown vetch

    We were at Horrock's yesterday and I was a bit surprised to see this being sold...
  17. Officials are on the lookout for caterpillars of the oak processionary moth, larval creatures whose hairs can cause illness and even death in humans. View the full article
  18. Katie Grzesiak

    Notification Test

    Hi Claire, I AM subscribed, but I didn't get an email yet. EDIT: I was just too fast.
  19. Claire Peterson

    Baby's Breath Workbee

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    When: Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 10:00am - noonWhere: Elberta beach
  20. Claire Peterson

    Baby's Breath Workbee

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    When: Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 10:00am - noonWhere: Elberta beach
  21. Claire Peterson

    Baby's Breath Workbee

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    When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 10:am-12:00pmWhere: Elberta Beach
  22. Claire Peterson

    Baby's Breath Workbee

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    When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 10:00am - noonWhere: Elberta beach
  23. Claire Peterson

    Japanese Barberry Trade-up Day

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    When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 10:00am-2:00pmWhere: Boardman River Nature Center Registration Required
  24. Claire Peterson

    Japanese Barberry Trade-up Day

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    When: Friday, June 15, 2018 | 10:00am - 2:00pmWhere: Manistee Conservation DistrictRegistration Required
  25. Claire Peterson

    Knotweed Workshop

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    When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pmWhere: Elmwood Township Hall | Leelanau CountyRegistration required
  26. Claire Peterson

    Knotweed Workshop

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    When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 9:0am - noonWhere: Manistee County (meeting place TBD) Registration required
  27. Claire Peterson

    Baby's Breath Workbee

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    When: Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 10:00am - noonLocation: Elberta beach
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