Master Gardeners: Fighting the pests of summer

Published 8:10 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Polk County Cooperative Extension Director Scott Welborn will be the guest speaker at the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners Lecture Series on Aug. 1 at 1:30 p.m. This presentation will be given at Isothermal Community College Polk County Campus. It is open to the public free of charge and no reservation is required.

Every summer, gardeners and just plain homeowners, do battle with a variety of threats: insects, funguses, viruses, invasive weeds. This summer has been wetter and hotter than most, introducing a slightly different set of problems, and in some cases good news.

Solutions are complicated by a need to protect beneficial insects, pets, ornamental plants and the water supply. Not to mention if you want to eat some portion of the plant. There are solutions to most problems. Scott Welborn and the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension network are there to help us find them.

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As a special treat, Scott will show his extensive knowledge by helping you identify your particular problem and possible solutions. Bring samples of your problems, in closed jars or zipped up bags.

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by Jean Boles