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Turf Buster Plant Sale
Announcements All Locations
Posted on: May 19, 2017 by Rich Guggenheim
The Canyon County Master Gardeners has plants for sale for your garden. Many 4 inch pots and 4 packs with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and more are only $1 beginning Monday. Seedling trees in 1 gal pots are $2.50 each. Stop by the office for more information or to purchase. Sale runs through Friday or until we run out of plants.
Master Gardener Scholarship Fundraiser
Announcements Treasure Valley - Idaho
Posted on: May 8, 2017 by Rich Guggenheim
The Master Gardeners in Canyon County are having a fundraiser to help raise money for scholarships. They are selling plants at the Extension Office Monday-Friday from 8-5 and also at Nampa Farmers Market on Saturday from 9-1 and the Caldwell Farmers Market on Wednesday from 3-7 during the month of May.
Prices are 4 Inch pots and 4 packs are $3 each or 2 for $5. We have many tomatoes, peppers, zinnia's, eggplant, okra, marigold, and other stuff for sale too in these sizes. Mix and match.
We have one gallon pots of seedling trees (Austrian Pine, Scots Pine, Blue Spruce, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Catalpa, Poplar, and Honey Locust) for $5 each.
Call 459-6003 or stop by the office at 501 Main St. in Caldwell.
Fire Blight (Erwinia sp.)
All Crops All Locations
Posted on: May 8, 2017 by Dian Roberson
Conditions have been in the extreme category over the last week for fire blight. This bacterial infection can attack anything in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is especially destructive to apples (Malus spp.), pears (Pyrus spp.), and crabapples (Malus spp.). There is no cure for fire blight. Prevention is the best solution. Purchase resistant varieties, minimize rapid growth and succulent tissue, prune out blighted twigs and cankered branches. Check out the publications and websites below for more information.
Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)
Apple All Locations
Posted on: May 3, 2017 by Rich Guggenheim
Codling moth has been trapped in Sunny slope orchards.
To successfully control codling moth in fruit trees, larvae must
be prevented from entering fruit. Controls must be applied
at a specific time. Once the eggs hatch and larvae enter the fruit, control
measures are ineffective.
Management includes a rigorous and routine schedule of spray insecticides, both organic and traditional, every 10 to 14 days depending on label instructions.
Spring 2017 edition of Dig In Newsletter
Announcements All Locations
Posted on: May 2, 2017 by Rich Guggenheim
The Spring 2017 edition of the Dig In Newsletter is now available. To pick up a print copy, stop by the University of Idaho Extension Office at 501 Main St. in Caldwell.