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New, free poison ivy bulletin available for ID, control and more

Posted on June 10th, 2020

MSU Extension has released a new bulletin on identifying poison ivy, look-alike species, the irritant substance and options for control.

Did you know Michigan has two species of poison ivy? You can learn how to identify these species and separate them from other impostors in the new Michigan State University Extension bulletin E3438, “Poison Ivy in Michigan.” Along with photos, identification and distribution information, this bulletin discusses the irritant substance to which many people are allergic, urushiol, and how to avoid it. The publication ends with a section on nonchemical and chemical control options.

Poison ivy – Toxicodendron radicans and rybergii

Along with photos, identification and distribution information, this bulletin (E3438) also discusses the irritant substance urushiol and nonchemical and chemical control options.

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This publication is also available on the MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics’ Plant and Weed Identification Resources page. It is free for download and can be printed.

The authors would like to thank the bulletin reviewers Erin Burns, Matt Chansler and Debalina Saha, and the MSU Extension Educational Materials Team for all of their help if producing the bulletin.

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