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 .

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Holiday Wreath Workshop

Get into the holiday spirit by joining the Master Gardener Volunteers using nature’s seasonal bounty to help you build a beautiful wreath, centerpiece or spray to take home. Held at both Acra and Hudson locations.

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Spotted Lanternfly

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).

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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.

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Deer Resistant Plants

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.

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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 October 25, 2018