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  • Rust on turf. All photos by Kevin Frank, MSU

    September fertilization and rust on turf

    Published on September 12, 2019

    Stretches of dry and hot weather this summer resulted in some lawns being stressed and slow to recover. Fertilizer applications in September will ensure the turf maintains density and competes with pests such as weeds and rust.

  • Winter injury on boxwood

    Browning of boxwood: Is it boxwood blight?

    Published on September 10, 2019

    While the browning and defoliation of boxwood is a key symptom of boxwood blight, there are a number of other look-alike plant problems.

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