Recent gardening-related articles and news releases. For more information, contact Craig Cramer email@example.com or Lori Bushway firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Economy fueling surge in vegetable gardening - Find Cornell resources to help you get started or sharpen your skills.
- Save gas, sharpen your mowing practices - Simple steps save gas and help you have a healthy lawn with fewer chemicals.
- Help fight PPV - Plum pox virus, an exotic disease, threatens ornamental and fruit-bearing trees.
- Study Paints Dire Picture of Warmer Northeast, according to a NY Times article about a study by the Union of Concerned Sciences. "While higher temperatures might at first be welcomed because they would extend the growing season, they would bring new plant and insect pests."
- For A 'Green' Lawn, Focus On Mowing, Not Early Fertilizing -- Set your mower blade high, leave the clippings, and be careful to keep phosphorus from running off of your lawn.
- Will Warm Weather Wither Plants? - How will this winter -- and increasingly warm winters -- affect how you garden?
- 'Amazon.com' for vegetables helps gardeners pick and choose their varieties - Cornell Chronicle article profiles our Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website.
- Why tipsy flowers don't tip over: Booze stunts stem and leaves, but doesn't affect blossoms, study finds - Cornell Chronicle article explains how to keep forced bulbs short and less likely to fall over, based on research from the Department of Horticulture. See also Pickling Your Paperwhites.
- Garlic: Ancient health remedy 'rediscovered' by Weill Cornell and others - New evidence shows that garlic is effective against cancer and heart disease. Cornell Chronicle article.
- Deer on the doorstep: Cornell is overrun by charming but chomping whitetails - Cornell Plantations, the public gardens, arboretum and natural areas of Cornell University, cope with a common problem. See also our online factsheet of practical solutions: Deer defenses.
- Careful with that bug! It's helping deliver $57 billion a year to the U.S., new Cornell study reports - "Think twice before you so blithely swat, stomp, curse or ignore insects," says Cornell University entomologist John Losey in this Cornell Chronicle article.
- New York Climate Watchers - WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show interviews David Wolfe, Department of Horticulture on climate change and phenology. Stream the mp3 file.
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