• 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.

  • Cellophane native bee.

    Pollinators in urban landscapes

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most plants need pollination to reproduce and grow fruit. While some plants are wind-pollinated, many require assistance from insects, bats, hummingbirds or other animals.

  • Gypsy moth caterpillar.

    Best Management Practices

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most pesticide applications by tree care professionals are due to a few exotic pests.

  • Western honey bee.

    Considerations for disease management

    Published on May 1, 2019

    It was previously thought that fungicides and bactericides are harmless to honey bees and other pollinators, and in fact, most fungicides are still considered relatively safe, even while spraying when pollinators are present.

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