Weeds vs. volunteers. Every gardener knows the one word definition of each: weed=unwanted, volunteer=dandy! While it’s true that volunteers occasionally get out of control and drift into the “unwanted” zone, they’re generally...
A new studyfinds that 49-percent of all US farmers surveyed said they had glyphosate resistant weeds on their farm in 2012. Glyphosate is the weed killer best known as the Monsanto product “Roundup.” More than 70-percent of all...
Yes, in the garden at least, not all volunteers are good guys.
Among the nasties in my garden are crabgrass, some kind of fine-leafed bindweed, dandelions and, by far the most persistent, galinsoga (an invasive from Europe that emigrated to my...
Jun 09, 2014 — The tiniest weeds might just be you're most important job right now. It's like the old "pound of prevention" saying. You can deal with a million weeds in a very short time, if they're just tiny seedlings. Let them get bigger, and it isn't so easy.
That's Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy's tip for triage in this season of the overwhelming gardening to-do list. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 19, 2011 — 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
Plattsburgh, NY, Jul 18, 2011 — Before you declare all-out war on weeds this summer, horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips for the best ways to deal with them. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Jun 09, 2008 — It's often said that a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips for controlling some of those unwanted plants in the garden. It's back to the basics in battling weeds. Go to full article
Jun 18, 2007 — Weeding is probably the least favorite garden chore. But horticulturist Amy Ivy says getting an early start this month will make it easier to control weeds later this summer. Plus -- discouraging news about the invasive garlic mustard. She spoke with Martha Foley. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2006 — Your barbeque grill isn't the only place to find food in your backyard. There are lots of plants out there to eat, but most of us call them weeds. The GLRC's Julie Grant reports. Go to full article