Hargest speaks to PPH about invasive pests at local plant sales

Pamela Hargest, a University of Maine Extension horticulturist, spoke to the Portland Press Herald about invasive pests infiltrating local plant sales. Hargest explained that volunteers at plant sales will rinse the soil from the roots of all perennials dug up from local gardens and repot them for the sale in a peat-free mix because it is the only way to ensure the sale doesn’t unintentionally spread dangerous pests. CentralMaine.com shared the PPH report.