Gardening series starts with spruce

SYCAMORE - The spring series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets under way in April.

The first session of the series is titled Spruce Problems (Pest and Cultural Issues). The program is offered twice – at 1 p.m. on April 9 and again at 6:30 p.m. on April 11. Both sessions will be presented via teleconference at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore.

This program will cover all the cultural, disease, insect and spider mite problems that have been diagnosed at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic.

Other topics in the spring series include Pollinators and Insecticides, set for April 23 and 25, All About Tomatoes: Strategies for Controlling Common Pests and Disorders set for May 7 and 9, and Don’t Doubt the Drought on May 21 and 23.

Cost per session is $5 or attend the entire four-part spring series for $16. Advance registration is needed. Phone or email for more details, 815-758-8194, If you have disability needs, indicate when registering.

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