During the holidays, many people make or distribute decorations that contain boxwood cuttings. If you work with boxwood, you should be aware of the potential for spreading this devastating disease.
Mark Your Calendars for 2013 GardenWise, March 9, 2013 from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm at the York County School of Technology, York
Penn State Extension Chester County Master Gardeners develop perpetual calendar for all your gardening needs. Get yours now!
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you like to share gardening tips with your friends? Would you like to become a better gardener? Then become a Penn State Master Gardener! Master Gardeners are volunteers trained through Penn State Extension who assist in providing and expanding educational programs in consumer horticulture.
Join local educators and Penn State Master Gardeners for an informative morning of fall gardening topics. As summer ends and the weather cools, autumn is the perfect time to work outdoors in the garden. Learn from the experts how to plan and plant for a beautiful and productive garden.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County will host free “Tips and Tours” at their Trial and Idea Garden on Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Trial and Idea Garden is located on the grounds of Claremont Nursing & Rehab Center, 1000 Claremont Road, Carlisle, at the corner of Army Heritage Drive and Claremont Road. This rain-or-shine event is free and everyone is welcome; no registration is required.
Bring the kids and come to the fair!
Thanks to receiving funding from the NE-IPM Center, we were able to complete a set of four full-color factsheets on spotted wing drosophila, and they are now available on-line. These fact sheets were written with northeastern U.S. growers of the most susceptible crops (raspberries, blackberries, day-neutral strawberries, and cherries) in mind.
Potato leafhoppers cause varying levels of damage to small fruit crops in different years, and this year we are seeing a fair amount of leafhopper damage to both strawberries and raspberries. In many cases where leafhopper feeding injury is severe, dry conditions cause plant growth to slow down, and damage from the leafhoppers then accrues and symptoms become more severe.
When it comes to maintaining summer lawns, a little laziness is a good thing. “The spring recipe for lawn care is to fertilize, mow up to twice a week and treat for weeds, but you should back off on all those practices during the summer,” says Pete Landschoot, Turfgrass Specialist for Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Pike County Master Gardeners will be offering a free program with young gardeners in mind. Children are invited to learn about butterflies and their habitat.
Visit this garden at the Chester County Government Services Building 601 Westtown Rd. West Chester, PA 19380
Confirmation of the emerald ash borer in three new PA counties.