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The Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans (MGGNO) in partnership with the LSU AgCenter will host an Edible Gardening Symposium on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Loyola University Campus in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This educational event will include programs that focus on growing and preparing vegetables and herbs harvested from your own backyard. Registration is due by September 8th that includes an admission fee of $10.  Information on speakers and presentation topics including map and registration can be found by visiting the MGGNO website at http://www.mggno.com or calling 504- 736-6519.

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The Piney Hills Master Gardeners will assist in conducting the 13th Annual Haynesville Celebration of Butterflies Festival scheduled for September 10, 2011 at the Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds in Haynesville, Louisiana.  Haynesville is noted as the “Butterfly Capital of the World” and this celebration  event will host a variety of butterfly gardening talks along with lots of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Information on the festival that includes activity schedule, directions, admission and more can be found by visiting:   Festival_Brochure_2011Pg1&2.pdf

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Living in Louisiana, we come into contact with all kinds of insects.  Ticks are one of those common critters that we encounter from time to time and one that many people know little about.  Now you can find out all about ticks including information on the various species, their habitats and more.

TickApp has been developed by Texas A&M personnel as a smart-phone friendly website to provide information about ticks.  Anyone with access to the internet at home or on their smart phone can access it at http://tickapp.tamu.edu.

 

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Dr. Regina Bracey would like all Master Gardeners to know that the Hammond Research station now has a FaceBook page.  The FaceBook page serves as a great resource for gardening information with postings that include happenings at the station, ornamental plant of the week, pest problems, plant information, and lots of photos.

The name of the FaceBook page is LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station and the link is:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/LSU-AgCenter-Hammond-Research-Station/222670654425080

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Have you ever wanted to identify a tree but didn’t have the references you needed to do it with?  Well, users of the iPhone & iPad and soon other smart phones should keep an eye on a new free application called Leafsnap. This app was developed through collaboration between Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. Leafsnap is an electronic field guide used to visually identify leaves from pictures taken by your mobile device using facial recognition software. At this time the data base is limited to species found in the Northeastern US, however it will eventually include species from the whole country. Down load of this free app does require a minimum 4.2 software.

For more information go to:  http://leafsnap.com/

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Interest in environmental stewardship for maintaining healthy lawns and landscapes continues to grow throughout the country.   Dr. Wayne Wells, an Extension professor and Turf grass specialist with Mississippi State university Extension Service provides some great insight about lawns as environmental helpers and the  benefits to lawns and landscapes through  environmental stewardship.  To find out more about environmental benefits related to healthy lawns and landscapes, as well as additional information on lawn care including gardening videos, visit http://fb.me/zYmRgKOh

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The early bird registration for the 2011 International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been extended until July 9th.  The IMGC is scheduled to be held October 11 – 14, 2011 in Charleston, West Virginia.  Complete information is available on the conference web site regarding agenda, hotels, transportation, tours, and more.  Included is an on-line registration and a section for frequently asked questions that may be of special help in planning for the conference. For complete information on the 2011 International Master Gardener  go to : imgc.ext.wvu.edu/registration

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