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Category Archives: Horticulture

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Winterizing your Gardens

Making sure that you prepare your garden for the winter months is equally as important as the planning, preparation, and planting that you do earlier in the season. Autumn is the perfect season to not only put your garden to rest, but also to reflect on the growing season, come up with ways to improve […]

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REGISTER NOW for 2019 Colorado Master Gardener Training Classes!

Are you interested in becoming a Colorado Master Gardener? Registration is open for Garfield County’s 2019 Training Class! To learn more about the Colorado Master Gardener Program, visit: Colorado Master Gardener Program For more information on the Garfield County CMG Program: To apply for the 2019 Training Course(s), please fill out this application: Email completed […]

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Cytospora Canker affecting Western Slope Peach Growers

Cytospora Canker is a fungal pathogen that impacts many hardwoods in North America, and is becoming a major concern for peach growers in Colorado. A variety of the fungus will infect stone fruits (like peaches, cherries, and apricots) with spores that enter the tree through a wound (like a cut/scratch or limb injury on a […]

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HAPPY NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK from all of us at the Garfield County Extension Office!

June 18th to 24th is National Pollinator Week! This week is all about appreciating the incredible animals that pollinate our native plants, our crops, and our favorite ornamental flowers! This week is also an important way to raise awareness about Pollinator Conservation, and learn more about the ways that we all can contribute to pollinators […]

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What’s Bugging You?

Did you know that 99% of all insects are either harmless or benefit us in some way? Beneficial insects fall into 3 main categories: Predators / Parasitoids: Insects that feed on other “critters” providing an important source of pest control in nature. This group is responsible for keeping pest populations balanced, otherwise herbivorous insects could […]

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CSU Extension Open House

Garfield County Extension would like to invite the public to join us for an open house to welcome Abi Saeed, Agriculture/Horticulture & Natural Resource Agent. When:  Friday, May 18th from 4 pm to 6 pm Where:  CSU Extension Office, 1001 Railroad Avenue, Rifle CO 81650 Stay and enjoy the Garfield County 4-H Shamrock Shindig in […]

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Garden Fact of the Month: Pollinator Habitat!

Just like us, pollinators need two main things in order to survive: food (floral resources) and shelter (nesting materials and habitat). Pollinators (like bees, butterflies, birds, bats, etc.) have a huge impact on us! They play a role in our agriculture, economy, wildlife, and plant diversity. Bees are the most important of all these pollinators […]

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