We had a fabulous class today with Lois Stack on Maine invasive and native plants for the landscape. I was asked to post an article I had written a few years ago on the New England Cottontail Restoration project at Laudholm Farm, and how the habitat is affected by invasive Japanese Barberry.
Next week – April 10 the class will be on Garden Insect and Disease Management. Feel free to bring in any plant or insect specimens for ID. Clay Kirby and Bruce Watt from our Pest Management Office at UMaine will be with us to lead the class.
Homework Prep: please go to the the Manual and review the chapter on Pest Management. Note: this part of the manual is password protected for copyright protections. The password in the body of the email telling you about this blog. Read the first 3 links titled: Disease Cycles; Entomology and Plant Pathology. Also review the resources in the rest of the chapter to familiarize yourself with them, but you don’t need to read them in detail.
Quiz on Invasive and Native Plants
See you Wednesday after Maine Garden Day for Insect and Disease Management with Clay Kirby and Bruce Watt….
Tags: Master Gardener Class