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April 10, 2013

Master Gardener program sets up citizen hotline

NEW CASTLE — The Penn State Master Gardener hotline is a service to help Lawrence County residents with gardening questions and concerns.

Master Gardener volunteers answer questions on a variety of topics including growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals and turfgrass, plant identification, and insect and disease problems. Advice encourages the use of integrated pest management and environmentally sound practices.

The hotline can be reached by phoning (724) 654-8370 or by email at lawrencemg@psu.edu.

To help with identification and diagnosis, plant and insect specimens can be taken to the extension office, located in the Lawrence County Government Center. For plant diagnosis, a live sample that shows both healthy and unhealthy growth is recommended.

Live insect specimens and infested plants should be placed in airtight containers. If you cannot keep the insect alive, it should be placed in a container and frozen to preserve the specimen.

Digital photos for plant or insect identification can be emailed to the office at lawrencemg@psu.edu.

Beginning Monday, hotline hours will be 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The hotline will remain open those days until mid-October.

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