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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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Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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.

A Certified Natural Shorelines Professional can help you understand a shoreline's erosion potential
The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership offers highly trained marine and landscape professionals available to assess the causes of shoreline erosion and develop a customized solution particularly designed for your shoreline.

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.

Spotlight On ...

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Food Preservation Correspondence Course

A 7-lesson curriculum food preservation correspondence course is available that provides up-to-date information on food safety, canning high acid and low acid foods, freezing, drying, pickling, and jam and jelly making.  It includes a hands- on experience for each lesson that is completed in your own kitchen at your own pace.  Available through
e-mail or mailing through the U.S. Postal Service.
For further information, or to
sign up, contact Robin Danto
at 248-858-0904.