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MSU Extension-Oakland
1200 N. Telegraph Road
Building 26 East, 2nd floor
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone:   248-858-0880
Fax:       248-858-1477
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Welcome to MSU Extension-Oakland County

Welcome to MSU Extension - Oakland

MSU Extension is a statewide network that serves all Michigan counties.  Extension is charged with understanding the issues and opportunities of each county and its unique communities.  We work in partnership with other local organizations and agencies to plan and implement research-based educational programming that addresses the issues and challenges and takes advantage of the opportunities.  Please explore our web site and let us know your suggestions and how we can assist you!


News for Oakland County Residents

Tomatoes/Potatoes Dying?
A destructive disease, late blight of tomatoes and potatoes has made it appearance in home garden tomatoes.

Are tomatoes and potatoes with late blight safe for eating and canning?
Late blight on tomatoes and potatoes is a devastating fungal disease that has surfaced in Michigan.

Emerald Ash Borer Follow-up
More than a decade has passed since the battle against the emerald ash borer began in Oakland County.  Most of our ash trees are dead, but the war continues.

September Landscape Tip:  Fall Mums
The appearance of large, colorful mums in garden centers is usually the first sign of the coming fall.  In general, these plants should be enjoyed for the seasonal display they provide and then discarded.  Although some mums will overwinter in northern climates, they should be planted in the spring for the best chance of success. Click here for more information about growing mums.

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Garden Planning

Did your flower beds fizzle this year instead of dazzle?  If you answered yes, we have 2 classes in October that may interest you.   
It takes research and planning to
 give you Seasonal Interest in Your Garden and come up with
 Captivating Combinations of perennials, shrubs and small trees
that will make your yard beautiful.  Take either class or both!  You will learn about plants with outstanding characteristics that give you multiple seasons of interest and great plant combinations that will inspire you to make the changes necessary to make your landscape beds shine.  It’s not too early to start planning for next spring!
Call 248-858-0887 for further information or if you have questions.