NC Cooperative Extension Updates


WEEKLY TIPS FROM THE GARDEN SHOW ON WIZS (Tues 4:30)
1. Begin researching trees and shrubs to plant this fall.
2. Check your local garden centers for plant and equipment specials.
3. Get rid of any vegetable plants that are no longer producing.
4. Continue planting your fall garden.
5. Avoid pruning until mid-winter at the earliest.
6. Make a note of how you can improve your irrigation system to do a better job NEXT summer. 
7. Watch for stinkbugs on tomatoes and peppers.
8. Call for a copy of our brand new vegetable planting guide!
9. Continue spraying fruit trees, but check label to confirm harvest interval.
10. Use extra caution with herbicides that offer “extended control”, as mistakes will linger for many months!

REMINDER ABOUT MOSQUITO MANAGEMENT
These simple practices can reduce your exposure to potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes:
1.  Scout your yard regularly for even the smallest accumulations of stagnant water.
2.  Minimize outdoor activities around dusk.
3.  Use repellants.

COUNTY FAIRS
What will you enter this year?  Don’t miss this opportunity for fame and riches!  (or maybe just a pretty ribbon)
Vance – 9/25-29
Warren – 9/11-15

OTHER ITEMS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST:

4-H AWESOME AUGUST –  Summer Fun activities continue with Vance County 4-H, with programs on cooking, tennis and more!  For details on fun and inexpensive learning opportunities for kids, call 252-438-8188.

ROUND UP YOUR PURCHASE AT JC PENNEY TO SUPPORT 4-H –  Please support 4-H in this simple, painless but significant way by rounding up your purchase to the next dollar at JC Penney during the month of August.

AGING WITH GUSTO CONFERENCE – Granville County’s Aging With Gusto Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 11 in Oxford. The opening starts at 9:25 a.m. and it will end about 1:30 p.m.  We welcome folks from neighboring counties. Go to:  http://granville.ces.ncsu.edu/content/AWG
for more information, or contact Joan Reid, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, 919-603-1350.

This information is intended for residents of Vance and Warren Counties in NC and may not apply in other areas.  Always read and follow the instructions when using pesticides.