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Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.
Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.

An update on late blight and keeping perennial beds neat

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

Dealing with garden leftovers

With the growing season winding down, some gardeners have already begun garden cleanup chores. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on composting and ideas for building a proper compost bin.  Go to full article

In late August, there's just not much to worry about in the vegetable garden...

Gardeners are, we hope, enjoying the harvest season these last days of August. Martha Foley runs down the list of the usual chores and worries with Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy, and finds that by now, there's not much point in worrying about the weeds or the pests. One continuing worry...late blight.  Go to full article

In the garden: one old threat, one new one

A new threat to the onion family: leek moth. The moths are familiar to gardeners across the border in Ontario and Quebec, but were only reported in this country last summer, in Plattsburgh. In their weekly conversation, Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley what home gardeners should look for. Plus a reminder to dig up and safely dispose of "volunteer" potatoes...growing from the remnants of last year late blight-infected crop.  Go to full article

A focus on tidying the flower beds

Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about making perennial gardens flashier, if not for this year, then for next summer. And an update on Late Blight, which has devastated tomato and potato plants around the region.  Go to full article

More on Late Blight and summer garden chores

Late Blight, a plant disease that attacks both potatoes and tomatoes, has been reported in some North Country gardens this summer. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have more.  Go to full article

Blight Endangers Apple Orchards

Agriculture advisors are warning some apple growers to be on the lookout for a blight that can kill the trees in their orchard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gretchen Millich reports.  Go to full article

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