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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Insects Munching On Your Garden? Learn How to Control Them July 10 in Columbus

July 5, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are sponsoring a field day for home gardeners this Sunday, July 10, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.
Free and open to the public, the event -- part of the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project -- will begin at noon and run until 1 p.m. at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, Columbus. The Waterman lab lies just west of the Ohio State campus; enter at the farm’s Kenny Road entrance, a half-mile north of Lane Avenue.
The topic covered this month will be backyard vegetable insect pests. Attendees will learn ways to treat them in order for vegetables to thrive in their environment, through a hands-on tour and demonstration by Ohio State entomologist Celeste Welty. Master Gardeners will also be on hand to lead a tour of the Project’s garden and to answer various vegetable-gardening questions.
The final gardening field day of the year will be held on August 14 at the same location and time.
For more information, contact Annette Swanberg at 614-529-9773 or
OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Siera Marth
Annette Swanberg