Gardening for pollinators

 Bees, butterflies, beetles, and even flies play an important role in transferring pollen to fertilize plants for food and seed production. How can you support pollinators in your landscape? Plant diversity is key! Learn how to choose plants for a pollinator habitat.

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Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis). Photo: Jim Occi, BugPics,
Tick season in Maryland

Walking or hiking in the woods or fields? Tick checks at the end of the day are very important. Learn about ticks found in Maryland, how to prevent them around your home and yard, and what to do if you find one attached to you.

Summer vegetable problems?
Borers, beetles, and blights love vegetables too! Learn how to prevent and manage problems for a bigger harvest.

Take a look at the HGIC Vegetable Problems page.

Pictured: striped cucumber beetles munching on melon leaves
UME webinar recordings - available to watch now
Live recordings of recent webinars are available to watch online now.

These webinars on YouTube cover subjects such as:

The current list of webinars are presented by Luke Gustafson, Sr. Agent Associate / Master Gardener Coordinator, University of Maryland Extension, Charles County.

The Garden Hoes Podcast - Summertime Watering
As Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgment.” June weeds are certainly testing our judgment. As we move into our third month of quarantine, our gardens are buzzing with activity. In this month’s episode , we discuss how to become garden detectives with Integrated Pest Management or IPM, fungal spots, timely watering tips, and our features for tip/bug/native plant of the month!

The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley - Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes - Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (Queen Anne's Co.), and Emily Zobel - Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).

Research survey - Gardening during COVID-19
University of Maryland researchers and Extension Master Gardeners are conducting a survey to understand how gardening activities may have changed during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, how gardening might be being used for stress management, and what gardening education is needed. Please fill out this voluntary survey to help us better understand current gardening practices and needs for gardening information.

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Climate & Sustainability Webinars with Dr. Sara Via
Join Dr. Sara Via, professor & climate extension specialist, for a sustainable gardening series.

Q: My two-year-old dogwood tree has a bad fungus of red spots on all of the leaves. What is it, and how can I treat it?

A: Find the answer on Ask an Expert a

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