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CCE of Genesee County Agricultural Outreach Coordinator Jan Beglinger publishes a weekly "Master Gardener Corner" article in the  Batavia Daily News.  Each week, she focuses on a different gardening topic based on hot topics or recent inquiries to our Master Gardener Hotline. If you have a topic to suggest, please feel free to contact us! 

For more information about any specific topic, please contact our Master Gardeners by calling 585-343-3040 ext. 127 Monday through Friday from 10 am until Noon; or stop by their office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia. 

Information in articles is current at time of publication. The Daily News may have changed some information for editing purposes. 

Garden Plants

Bare Root Plants
Carnivorous Plants  
Companion Plants for Iris  
Easter Lilies
Edible Landscaping
Forcing Spring Bulbs    
Garden Phlox
Grape Hyacinths
Growing Bearded Iris
Growing Elderberry  
Growing Hydrangeas
Hardy Hibiscus
Herbs in the Garden
Ornamental Grasses
Overwintering Annuals
Panicle Hydrangeas
Perennials for Pollinators
Rose of Sharon
Spring Plants


Container Gardening with Vegetables
Growing Plants from Vegetable Scraps
Harvesting Vegetables
Late Blight Resistant Tomatoes
Planting for a Fall Harvest
Return of the Victory Garden
Starting a Vegetable Garden
Vegetable Container Gardening
Vegetable Gardening Tips 
2020 is the Year of Corn

Garden Wildlife

Spring Peepers
American Toad
Backyard Birds
White-tailed Deer

Pests and Diseases

Apple scab 
Bed Bugs are Back
Bed Bug Travel Tips
Common Garden Problems
Common Tomato Diseases  
Cucumber Pests
Defending your Garden from Deer 
Fungal Disease in the Garden
Japanese Beetles
Jumping Worms
Insect Control on Houseplants
Late Blight
Lily Leaf Beetle
Oak Wilt
Poison Ivy
Phlox and Peony Diseases
Plant Disease Diagnosis
Rose rosette virus
Six Legged Home Invaders
Snails and Slugs
Stink Bug
Snow Molds
Spider Mites
Spotted Wing Drosophila 
Tulips and Botrytis Blight
Watch for Ticks
Who Is Eating My Plants?
Winter Damage
Hemlock woolly 

Invasive Species

Invasive Species Regulations 
Weeds to Watch Out For

General Gardening

Adaptive Gardening
Batavia Seed Library
Festive Spices
Fragrant Flowers for Christmas
Garden Tidbits
Getting Ready for Spring
Go Green in the Garden
Growing Garlic
Growing Herbs Indoors
Houseplants- Bringing them In for Winter
Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season
Lawn Care for the Summer
Lightning Bugs and Fireflies
Milkweed & Pollinator Week
Mud Daubers
Northern Bayberry
Seed Collecting
Soil Testing Results
Spring Fever- Garden Chores  
Table Grapes
Weather and Plants
Wet Garden
Attract Winter Birds with Fruit Producing Trees
Caring for Fresh Cut Christmas Trees
Chocolate Does Grow on Trees!
Christmas Tree Types
Hiring an Arborist  
Oak Trees
Oak Wilt
Ornamental Crabapple Trees
Selecting the Right Tree
Sugar Maple
Tar Spot of Maple Trees
Trees for Bees
Managing Wind Damage
Volcano Mulching is a No-No  


Janice Beglinger
Agriculture Outreach Coordinator
585-343-3040 x132

Last updated September 4, 2020