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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Landscape 8/12/11

Lawns and other turf recovering from stressful July

Aug 12, 2011 | Kevin Frank | The record-breaking heat has taken a toll on many turf areas, causing crabgrass and weeds. Here are some tips in helping your turf recover and prepare for fall.

Michigan’s July weather was warmest since 1955

Aug 9, 2011 | Jeff Andresen | Hot temperatures created the warmest July since 1955 and the sixth warmest since 1895. The forecast projects cooler temperatures this week.

Eastern filbert blight on Turkish filbert

Aug 5, 2011 | Bert Cregg and Jan Byrne | Keep an eye on Turkish filbert trees for eastern filbert blight, a potentially deadly disease.

White pine blister rust damage showing up

Aug 5, 2011 | Jill O’Donnell and Dennis Fulbright | White pine blister rust cankers can kill branches, and if they are found on the trunk, they can girdle and eventually kill the tree.

Mosquito super emergence

Aug 12, 2011 | Howard Russell | Has anybody noticed that there are more than a few mosquitoes out right now?

What can I do about the mosquito super emergence?

Aug 12, 2011 | Michael G. Kaufman | If simply staying indoors isn’t an option, use these precautions and repellents to keep away the heavy swarms of mosquitoes lurking in your yard.

Southeast Michigan entrepreneurial farm tour

Aug 4, 2011 | Dan Rossman | An entrepreneurial farm tour highlighting successful, value added farm ventures will take place in southeast Michigan August 31 and September 1, 2011.

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