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Claire Peterson

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  1. Join us for this day-long workshop to learn from researchers and forest health professionals about the latest news on
    invasive forest pests and pathogens that threaten Michigan’s forest health.

    When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 (9am-3:30pm, doors open 8:30am)
    Where: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, Room 105AB https://kelloggcenter.com
    Cost: $20 per person...includes refreshments and lunch

    Registration Link:

    Presentation topics*:
    • Spotted lanternfly - it’s on the move, and you can help
    • Oak wilt - current research on the beetles and fungus that cause oak wilt
    • Hemlock woolly adelgid - research update on the life history, survival and control
    • Asian longhorned beetle - lessons from Ohio
    • The MISIN reporting website - how and why to report, how reports are used
    • Michigan forest health report - from DNR forest health specialist
    • Proliferation of environmentally friendly pesticides - are they really?
    *This event has been approved for 4.5 Category 1 SAF Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
    *This event has been approved for 4.0 MDARD Pesticide Recertification Credits

    Registration at the door will be on a first come first served basis.

    Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the Julie Crick, the event contact, two weeks prior to the start of the event (February 20, 2020) at 989-275-7179 or at crickjul@msu.edu. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

    Register today!



  2. Hi everyone, thanks to Erica with the Oakland County CISMA, I wanted to let you know that after a discussion with Phyllis, we decided to add European frog-bit to the list of priority species. Priority species do not show up in the drop-down menu when you want to create a new alert and are not included in the alerts if you select the option for species reports for all of Michigan or a specific county. In order to receive the alerts of EFB, you will need to be manually added to the alerts table.

    If you would like to receive alerts for EFB please either post here or send me a private message / e-mail so that I can check the list to see if you are already signed up for the alert or if you need to be added.

    Thank you.

  3. Hi all,

    I received an e-mail from someone in the Kalamazoo area today regarding some glass like plants growing at their church along the river bank in the rocks. Wondering if anyone can tell what this could be and whether or not it is / can become a problem. She said the roots are like a fat rubber band.

    UpdateIt started growing on the north side of one building and has now jumped over to another area, probably 50-75 yards away.  She keeps trying to kill it with Spectracide and some weed killer the church has but "it won’t quit!"



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