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  • 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.

  • 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.

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