The Plant Disease Clinic has received a greenhouse-grown petunia infected with a Phytophthora.
This spring Penn State has received calls from Erie to Chester County and everywhere in-between about armyworm infestations in grass pastures, corn and small grain fields.
Some points to ponder from Lycoming County Master Gardener Sandy Murray
National Pollinator Week is June 18 to 24, 2012. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Pollinator Celebration Program and Butterfly Container Workshop on Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cumberland County Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.
Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Summer Garden Camp for youth ages 8 to 11 or in grades 3 to 5 at the Penn State Extension office on Allen Road in Carlisle. There will be five sessions of growing, learning, hands-on fun on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the following dates: June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 7, 2012.
Over the last 3 weeks, the Plant Disease Clinic has received many greenhouse samples with root problems from a wide variety of plant material.
Save the date of Saturday, May 19, for great plants at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County Master Gardeners’ eighth annual Plant Fest.
The warm spring weather has sped up the arrival of some common turf insect pests.
There is some great information available for Christmas tree growers that could also be of interest to anyone managing conifers on landscape sites.
This site provides users with identification and control options for numerous plants.
Penn State Extension - Dauphin County is now accepting applications from Dauphin County Gardeners for the next Master Gardener Training Program. An information session to acquaint applicants to the Volunteer Master Gardener Program will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
Important information for all who work with greenhouse crops!
The Master Gardener Hotline will start Tuesday, May 1 and operate until the end of October. Gardening advice is available from 10:00 AM to noon every Tuesday and Friday.
This is a great tool to use when monitoring for any turf or landscape pests.
written by Karen Layton, Monroe County Master Gardener
This year the 4-H beekeeping club is working on pollinator friendly certification for their garden outside the 4-H center.
With the onset of spring, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners have picked up their telephones as well as their trowels to help citizens with gardening questions ranging from annual flowers to xeric landscaping.
Emerald ash borer (Agrilis planipennis) is a threat to all ash (Fraxinus) species in Pennsylvania.