Gardening is America's most popular pastime.
May 2013 -- Important alert for gardeners: Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a small vinegar fly which has the potential to cause significant damage to fruit crops in Vermont and New England.
Read the homeowner factsheet and visit the following websites for more prevention and control information:
We all enjoy fresh garden-grown fruits and vegetables. By using proper techniques, yards and gardens can be both beautiful and productive and it is possible to produce top-quality crops while maintaining soil fertility and protecting our natural waters. A variety of programs and resources are made available on our website and support from the Master Gardner program is just a click away.
Let Extension walk you through lawn care, pest management, planting, composting and more.
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Related episode from "Across the Fence"
Choosing and Planting Perennial Flowers (April 24, 2012)
Did you know? "Across the Fence" is the longest-running daily farm and home television program in the country. And it's produced right here in Vermont, addressing needs and interests of Vermonters.