October 16, 2020

Plant Pathology Virtual Session- Master Gardener Training Fall 2020

examples of signs: mushroom/ conks, galls, bacterial ooze, fungal bodies and spores

This year, our training went virtual We trained around 120 new Master Gardeners on an interactive webinar. The main goal of the session was to sharpen the participant's observational skills and look at plant problems with an analytical mind. 

One of the goals of the training is to differentiate between biotic diseases (infectious) and abiotic disorder (non-infectious). More in this article, Biotic vs. Abiotic - Distinguishing Disease Problems.

Growing Amaryllis

Working to Reduce Food Waste

Fall Chores for the Vegetable Garden

As you enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor after your summer harvest, keep in mind that there are still plenty of chores to be done this fall to get ready for next year’s vegetable garden.

When should garlic be planted?

Fall and Spiders Go Together

Wolf spiders are large, brown and slightly hairy

Spiders are as familiar and well known to most people as they are disliked.  Spiders come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and despite your reluctance to admit to any benefit from spiders, all spiders are ecologically beneficial as they feed solely on insects and other arthropods.  Spiders help reduce pest populations in and around homes, landscapes, gardens, and crops.  There is a lot to like about spiders, but first, you have to get past the myths, misinformation, and general disgust.