The staff and Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties are available to provide research-based gardening information and services to county residents such as soil testing, identification of pests and diseases, and answering gardeners' horticultural questions. If you are unable to find the solution to your problem here on our website, please call either office -- in Acra (518) 622-9820 x 110 or Hudson (518) 828-3346 x 212. You may also may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Prevention and early identification are crucial to minimizing damage from disease in your garden and landscape. Check out these resources that can help you stay ahead of disease in your garden.
The NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets recently confirmed that the invasive spotted lanternfly has been found in Delaware County, New York. The pest targets ailanthus trees and attacks a variety of crops (grapes, hops apples and forest products).
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is native to Asia, and was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2001. It produces an unpleasant smell indoors, and can damage shade and fruit trees, vegetables and legumes.
Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.
Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!
Learn the correct way to gather soil for a soil test at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
Last updated January 3, 2019