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  • Oak leaves showing oak wilt symptoms

    Smart Gardening to prevent oak wilt

    Published on August 9, 2019

    Learn to recognize oak wilt and how to prevent and control this devastating disease. A timely response can mean the difference between losing one tree or many.

  • Growing Lavender promo picture

    New lavender online course now available

    Published on August 6, 2019

    Ready to turn your garden purple? A new online course will teach growers how to establish lavender, manage, harvest and market the crop.

  • Drying field

    When will the cool, wet weather end?

    Published on June 24, 2019

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andresen gives insight on recent weather and predictions for the rest of the summer.

  • Checking common milkweed for monarch eggs or caterpillars.

    Monarch butterfly research update – May 2019

    Published on May 17, 2019

    Michigan is an important state for supporting the summer breeding population of monarchs. Here is an update on what we do and don’t know about increasing egg laying and survival.

  • Austrian pine along the roadside with Dothistroma needle blight. Photo: Jill O'Donnell, MSU Extension.

    Why are my pine trees turning brown?

    Published on May 17, 2019

    Knowing which species of pine you have and the time of year you first see symptoms can help you identify the problem.

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