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Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

Interested in learning more about what’s affecting the plants in your backyard or woods?


Join us for these upcoming webinars hosted by Extension and the Education Committee in the Shine Room at Purdue Technology Center located at 3000 Technology Ave, New Albany, IN.


Webinars are free, but please register by emailing Gina at gmanders@purdue.edu or by calling 812.948.5470.   These educational opportunities are open to the public, so bring a friend!

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Emerald Ash Borer

Friday, March 1  2:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST

The Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for millions of dead ash trees in North America causing homeowners, cities, and nurseries many millions of dollars and heartache. Come learn where this exotic pest came from, its life cycle, and management plans being implemented.   This webinar is presented by Lynne Womack, Georgia Forestry Commission


Getting started with pruning small fruits

Wednesday, March 13 7:00 pm EST to 8:00 pm EST

Brambles, blueberries, grapes, saskatoons and other small fruits need proper pruning for plant health and productivity.  Retired MSU Extension Educator Steve Fouch will cover the basics and get you started right.  This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.

Demystifying Grafted Tomatoes: The Why & How for Gardeners

Friday, March 15 2:00 pm EDT to 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar is part of the 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Curious about grafted vegetables being sold in plant catalogs and garden centers? Join Dr. Cary Rivard, Vegetable Extension Specialist from Kansas State University, to learn more about why and how to graft tomato plants. This presentation will cover a brief history of grafting vegetable plants and the potential benefits of grafting to reduce environmental stress and disease issues. Then he'll share a step-by-step of the grafting process specifically for tomatoes including planting timing, grafting techniques and tips, how to use 'healing chambers', etc.. The session will be followed by a Q&A session and include resources for further learning.


Monarchs in a Web of Life: Predators, Parasites and Disease

Tuesday, March 26 2:00 PM EDT


Dr. Karen Oberhauser, University of Wisconsin Madison Arboretum, Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
Dr. Sonia Altizer, University of Georgia Athens, Project Monarch Health

Getting started with cover crop types and uses on your farm

Wednesday, April 3 7:00 pm EDT to 8:00 pm EDT

What are cover crops?...and why use them on my farm?  Vicki Morrone, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems organic farming specialist, will address cover crop selection, planting times and rates, and potential benefits. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: SSSSnakes, Identification and Environmental Importance

Friday, April 5 2:00 pm EDT to 3:00 pm EDT

Snakes may be one of the most misunderstood animals in our gardens and landscapes.  Learn more about their identification and importance to our ecosystem in this webinar.

Sunnyside MG  Meeting

January 7th 6:30 pm at

Prosser Career Ed Center

4202 Charlestown Rd

New Albany, IN

SMG Seed Saving Committee presenting

Seed Saving

Public welcome to attend

Purdue Extension Master Gardener Proram