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Pest, Disease, and Weed Management in Vegetable Gardens

Extension Gardener Workshop

Vegetable Boot Camp (Part 4 of 6)

Colorado Potato Beetle Matt Bertone, NC State University

Colorado Potato Beetle
Matt Bertone, NC State University

Vegetable crops have been bred to be tasty for people, but often insects, fungi, and bacteria have also developed an affinity for them as well. Weeds can be major competitors for resources against vegetable crops, reducing growth and yield. However, a holistic approach focusing on plant health, proper problem identification, and management strategies that minimize harm to beneficial insects can prevent or mitigate the effects of these persistent challenges in vegetable gardening.

Join Matt Jones (Extension Horticulture Agent) for an online recorded seminar targeting home and community gardeners on how to manage pests, diseases, and weeds. Participants will learn how to distinguish among different kinds of insect damage, how to reduce weed pressure, and how the Master Gardener℠ volunteers can help you identify problems and make management recommendations, with a focus on organic management strategies.

Available as a recorded seminar online. Click here to register and view the recording.

This workshop is part of the Extension Gardener series of workshops that are open to everyone. It is also part of the Extension Master Gardener℠ program. More information about becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Chatham County.

QUESTIONS? Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Nov 1 2020, to Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email:

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Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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