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Department of Community Sustainability

Fruit & Nuts

Gardening in Michigan



  • All hands needed to protect wild bee pollinators

    Published on April 8, 2021
    New research expands understanding that collaboration among farmers, consumers, policymakers and researchers is needed to support pollination by wild bees and honey bees across agricultural landscapes.

  • Managing cucurbit diseases with research, outreach

    Published on July 1, 2020
    Rebecca Grumet has dedicated her career to assisting specialty crop growers as an expert in reproductive development and disease resistance in cucurbit crops such as cucumbers, melons, squash and watermelons.

  • How to determine a ripe melon

    Published on February 21, 2019
    Choosing a properly ripened, locally grown melon is easy in the summer, but how do you determine ripeness in the dead of winter?