Image by Tim Kennelty

Corn, Acronyms and Fruit Flies on Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley

Episode 79: Corn, Acronyms & Fruit Flies

Corn on the cob, fresh-picked from the garden, farm stand or farmer’s market, is a delightful summertime treat. Many Americans think of it as an American barbecue staple, but corn is actually a global food. Master Gardener Annie Scibienski is back with another From Patch to Plate segment. This time she talks about corn and everything that goes well with it. The long list of options will make your taste buds clamor for it. Fire roasted corn salad anyone?

Do you know the difference between an acronym versus an initialism? Both are formed by using the first letter of each word in a phrase. The difference is that acronyms are pronounced as a word, while initialisms are spoken as a list of letters. Master Gardener Jean Thomas provides various examples of each type on It’s All Greek To Me. She also demystifies ecological acronyms like AVID, CRISP and PRISM.

Talking about differences, how can you tell if you have fruit flies or fungus gnats flying around your home? Master Gardeners, Jackie Hayden ad Dede Terns-Thorpe, provide the answers on this Pests and Pathogens segment. (Hint: If they are flying around your house plants, they are probably fungus gnats.)They also provide suggestions on how to get rid of them.

So enjoy your New York summer with this latest episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley.

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guests: Annie Scibienski, Jean Thomas, Jackie Hayden, Dede Terns-Thorpe

Photo by: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett, Teresa Golden and Annie Scibienski


CCE: Cornell Cooperative Extension ( Grilled Corn on the Cob

Vegetable Varieties for NY Gardeners - scroll down to Corn National Agricultural Library hosted a three-part webinar series on Corn Recipes from the NAL Webinar on Corn Esquites (Street Corn in a Bowl) How to Preserve Corn USDA Chefs' Corn Recipes Cornell Cooperative Extension | Food Gardening (cce columbia CCE RecipesCornell Consumer Information

Last updated July 28, 2023