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Jul 15, 2013 — The cloudy, rainy conditions last month were ideal for the spread of late blight spores. Late blight is a plant disease that attacks potatoes and tomatoes. It has not been confirmed in the North Country, but has been found on a tomato plant in Oneida County. Amy Ivy, horticulturist with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton and Essex Counties, says tomato and potato growers in the region should take action. There's no cure for inflected plants, but there are ways to prevent its spread. Go to full article
May 27, 2013 — Over the weekend, folks were shoveling snow in the northern Adirondacks, and by Thursday it'll likely be shorts and sandals weather. What's a gardener to do when it's too wet, or cool, to start planting? Cornell Cooperative Horticulturist Amy Ivy says there's always weeding. She spoke with Todd Moe about assessing the garden during what is traditionally the start of serious gardening. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2013 — Did you poke around your garden this weekend? As the snow melts, it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning in the lawn and garden. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says much of what you rake up could become beneficial mulch. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 11, 2013 — With temperatures expected to reach the mid-50's, or higher, this afternoon, you're excused if you feel a touch of "spring fever" today. Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about some of the early signs of spring around the region -- from pussy willows and red-stemmed dogwood to red winged blackbirds. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2013 — Many gardeners enjoy sharing perennials during the growing season. Horticulturist Amy Ivy brings that idea indoors with tips for propagating houseplants from stem cuttings this season. Amy told Todd Moe that this month is a great time to prune and shape-up houseplants. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Feb 25, 2013 — Pruning apple trees can bring trepidation to gardeners, but pruning improves the tree's vigor and fruit production. If you have an apple tree in your backyard, now is the time to start thinking about pulling out the pruners. Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy, who says now is a great time to start planning for pruning in March and April. She has some tips for best way to prune apple trees - and why you should take the time to prune. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 28, 2013 — Most gardeners probably started out growing onions from sets, which are small, immature onion bulbs. They're easy to grow that way. But horticulturist Amy Ivy says growing from seed lets gardeners pick varieties to suit their own needs or whims. Todd Moe spoke with Amy for some tips about growing onions from seeds, sets and seedlings. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Aug 27, 2012 — Late blight was recently confirmed in a few more upstate counties. Todd Moe talks with Amy Ivy, Executive Director/Horticulture Educator at cooperative extension in Clinton and Essex counties, about tips for dealing with the tomato disease. Amy also has some ideas for late-summer perennial garden maintenance. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Aug 20, 2012 — One of the largest and brightest spiders found in and around gardens in the North Country is the garden spider, also known as the black-and-yellow spider. They're big and kind of intimidating, but horticulturist Amy Ivy says they are harmless to humans and helpful to gardeners. She spoke with Todd Moe about garden variety spiders. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, May 07, 2012 — Sunday is Mothers' Day, and maybe you're thinking of one of those hanging flower baskets as a gift. Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips for buying and maintaining the "wow" factor for hanging flower baskets. Go to full article