Letters for home and garden for April 8, 2022 | Journal News

WV Woodland Stewards Seminar

takes place on April 12thThe April WV Woodland Stewards seminar is on Tuesday from 6pm to 8.30pm.

At this seminar, speakers will discuss Buffalo Clover, Tree Blight, Forests and Clean Water and a local college forestry program.

To register, go to https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudu2hrTMoGtJOjEpuHG1xKLXzyu1xRI9V

For more information, contact David W. McGill, Ph.D., Professor/Extension Specialist – Forest Resources Management, West Virginia University, 304-293-5930; dmcgill@wvu.edu

Virtual Fruit Tree meeting to be held MARTINSBURG – The WVU Extension’s first Tree Fruit Meeting of the 2022 season will cover the new alert system, which will include a blog and call-in messaging system that will be regularly updated with insect, disease and horticultural alerts.

This early-season meeting is in addition to his normal schedule of Twilight meetings, which are April 27 on Zoom and in-person on May 25 and June 22. The location for the last two meetings will be announced as those dates get closer.

For more information, email candace.delong@mail.wvu.edu or call 304-822-5013.

Maryland Beef Producers Short Course Scheduled for June KEEDYSVILLE, Md. – The University of Maryland is offering a short course series for Maryland Beef Producers on the basics of cattle production June 3-4 at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, Maryland. The cost is $75 (including all refreshments, lunch and study materials).

For more information about this two-day workshop, visit the website: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/educational-courses#series-i.

To register online, go to: https://umdbeef-series1.eventbrite.com/.

Contact Racheal Slattery at rslatt@umd.edu or by phone at 301-405-1392 if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to register by check/cash.

Master gardener garden festival and plant sale in MayKEARNEYSVILLE — The Berkeley-Jefferson Expansion Master Gardeners plan to hold a garden party and plant sale on May 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. Master Gardeners have bred plants to enhance gardens from container plants, vegetables and herbs to annuals, perennials, trees and native plants. Some items may be scarcer than others, so get there early. Pick up plants, refreshments, buy baked goods, ask questions from the plant doctor, visit exhibits, and get free gardening advice. This event will be held at the WVU Tree Fruit Research and Education Center at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in Kearneysville.

Funds raised from plant sales support the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener program. For more information, contact the Berkeley County Extension Office at 304-264-1936.

garden tips• Today is WV Arbor Day – plant a tree.

• Lamb’s lettuce (outdoors)

• Plant or sow shallots.

• Radishes (outdoors).

• Apply finger grass control.

• Order yam slips or bed yams for transplanting.

• Fertilize the lawn

• Seed or vegetable cabbage

• Watermelon seeds (inside)

• Create a compost heap.

• Plant perennials.

• Use row covers to protect flowers and tender plants.

• Sow late tomatoes (indoors)

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