A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!
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Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!

What's eating your plants? We can help you find out, and suggest ways to control it!

Gardening

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 colgremg@cornell.edu .

Syrphid fly

Beneficial Insects

This 5-page booklet from Michigan State University describes how to attract beneficial insects to your garden by planting native flowering plants.

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Groundhog

Groundhog eating your plants?

While groundhogs or woodchucks will consume a wide variety of plants, there are some plants less likely to be their dinner.

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Pond weeds

Aquatic Weeds & Algae

Decisions about aquatic weeds have consequences for swimming, fishing, and environmental quality. We recommend a step-by-step approach to weed management.

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Lawn

Lawn Care

A lush green lawn is within your reach. Find resources on IPM and tips on how you can maintain your yard without toxic chemicals.

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Compost

Making Compost!

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!

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Test Your Soil!

Learn the correct way to gather soil for a soil test at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties

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Contact

Donna Peterson
Program Educator, Community Horticulture
dmp234@cornell.edu
518-828-3346 ext.106

Last updated August 21, 2018