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October 27, 2021

New Tree and Shrub Pest Diagnosis Guide Available From MSU Extension

Montana State University Extension has a new, free, color booklet (EB0235) is available. The booklet is a great resource for helping identify and manage pests and problems in ornamental trees and shrubs in Montana.

The 240-page guide is intended to help MSU Extension agents, arborists and those in nursery and landscape trades identify and diagnose tree and shrub issues and to help with decisions for treatment based on integrated pest management concepts.

A section on woody plant identification is included with multiple color photos per species, as well as sections on diseases, insects and environmental issues. Authors are Sarah Eilers, integrated pest management manager; Eva Grimme, plant disease diagnostician; Lauren Kerzicnik, insect diagnostician; and Noelle Orloff, plant identification diagnostician. The development and printing of the guide were funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

A single printed copy of the spiral-bound booklet (EB0235) is available to order free from the MSU Extension Distribution Center. It can be shipped for a nominal charge. To order, visit or call 406-994-3273. The guide is also available in sections as a downloadable PDF or as an HTML website.

Montana State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana Counties Cooperating. MSU Extension is an equal opportunity/affirmative action provider of educational outreach.


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