03-07-16 CSU Ext News: Tri-State Horticulture Symposium in Yuma April 4-5…

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Come join us Monday, April 4 and Tuesday April 5th, 2016 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds in the concessions building. Starting out on April 4 will be Colorado State University Entomologist, Whitney Cranshaw who will be lecturing on Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs. He will go through an in-depth overview of insects. He interjects lots of humor and makes it fun. To enhance the program on April 5th of Habitats for Pollinators, he will do an hour long presentation on a wide range of different pollinators. He will be doing some hot topics that appear every season such as spider mites, grubs and aphids. I am encouraging any 4-H members or school classes interested in entomology to join us.

On April 5, 2016, join us for a whole day of speakers covering the following topics:

Invasive Weeds by Brian Talamantes, Golden Plains Extension Weeds and Agronomy Agent who will present about ornamental plants which have escaped from our landscapes and become invasive weeds and what to do about them.

Habitats for Pollinators by Dori Seamans, NRCS Payment Support Specialist and beekeeper as well as Shannon Bowling, a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist. They will give you specifics of native plants and how to create the habitat. Shannon will also be bringing a native grass display for people to view throughout the day.

Best Practices for Caring for Our Trees by Boyd Lebeda, CSU Forest Service. He will present on many helpful tips to preserve our precious resource: our trees.

During the day on April 5, 2016, we are planning on having some area vendors bring their business information and some products. We have set-up times to visit with them.

If you wish to register for this event, please call Sedgwick County Extension at (970) 474-3479 and speak with Linda Langelo. The deadline is March 28, 2016. There is a charge and lunch is included only if you register within the deadline. Bring your questions for any of these speakers.

For more information visit www.ext.colostate.edu.

Written and submitted to BARN Media by:

Linda Langelolinda.langelo@colostate.edu

Horticulture Program Associate

Golden Plains Area Extension

Sedgwick County Office

315 Cedar Street, Suite 100

Julesburg, CO. 80737