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Four Seasons program starts with spring series

Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The spring series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets under way in April. The first session is titled “Spruce Problems (Pest and Cultural Issues).” The program is offered twice – at 1 p.m. April 9 and at 6:30 p.m. April 11. Both sessions will be presented via teleconference at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore.

Spruce generally are native to cooler regions and are adapted to cold conditions. This program will cover all the cultural, disease, insect and spider mite problems that have been diagnosed at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic.

Other topics in the spring series include “Pollinators and Insecticides,” set for April 23 and 25, “All About Tomatoes: Strategies for Controlling Common Pests and Disorders” set for May 7 and 9, and “Don’t Doubt the Drought” on May 21 and 23.

Cost per session is $5 or attend the entire four-part spring series for $16. Advance registration is needed. Phone or email the DeKalb U of I Extension office for more details at 815-758-8194 or bmacarus@illinois.edu. If you have disability needs, please indicate when registering.

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