• UConn Story Map in Esri Map Book UConn Story Map in Esri Map Book
    A map that Extension educator Emily Wilson created last year made it into the most recent Esri Map Book. The Map Book is a hard copy, glossy publication (complete with a textured cover) that Esri publishes every year and distributes to attendees of the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, that had an attendance […]
    Posted on August 16, 2019
  • UConn Creamery Cheese Wins Awards UConn Creamery Cheese Wins Awards
    For the sixth year in a row, the UConn Animal Science Creamery has taken home awards from the annual American Cheese Society Judging and Competition. Our Chipotle Queso Blanco and our Green Chile Queso Blanco were recognized for excellence amongst 1742 products from over 250 entering companies. The Chipotle and Green Chile cheeses were awarded […]
    Posted on August 16, 2019
  • Equine Owners Should Vaccinate For EEE, Warns CVMDL at UConn Equine Owners Should Vaccinate For EEE, Warns CVMDL at UConn
    Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a disease caused by a virus that mosquitos transmit. The name of the disease is misleading in that this virus can infect and cause disease in humans and a wide variety of animal species, including birds as well as horses and other equids. Horses that have not been vaccinated for […]
    Posted on August 15, 2019
  • 35 Volunteers Help Kickoff Campaign with Beach Cleanup 35 Volunteers Help Kickoff Campaign with Beach Cleanup
    New Haven – One hundred pounds of litter – everything from deflated Mylar balloons and monofilament fishing line to plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, straws, cigarette butts and lots of bottle caps — filled the buckets and reusable bags of 35 volunteers Thursday at Lighthouse Point Park as they helped launch a campaign to keep plastic trash […]
    Posted on August 14, 2019
  • Making Every Penny Count: 4-H and Financial Education Making Every Penny Count: 4-H and Financial Education
    According to a 2014 study conducted by the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, only 10% of Connecticut high school students participated in a personal finance class annually. Fewer than 20 high schools required students to take a personal finance course prior to graduation. According to the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. […]
    Posted on August 12, 2019
  • FertAdvisor App Available from UConn FertAdvisor App Available from UConn
    Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Professor of Turfgrass and Soil Sciences at University of Connecticut, is the lead investigator of an ongoing, multiple year research project that has been evaluating conventional, organic, and pesticide-free management systems for athletic fields and home lawns. Other investigators involved with the project include Vickie Wallace, John Inguagiato, Karl Guillard, Steve […]
    Posted on August 9, 2019
  • 10 Tips for the August Gardener 10 Tips for the August Gardener
    Ten Tips for the August Gardener Click on highlighted links for additional information. Fertilize perennials with a 5-10-5 or 5-10-10 product to encourage continued blooming. Scout for C-shaped notches on the edges of the leaves of your perennials such as dahlias, roses, basil or coleus that are caused by Asiatic beetle feeding. Houseplants can dry out quicker in the heat […]
    Posted on August 7, 2019
  • Katie Adkins – 4-H Volunteer Spotlight Katie Adkins – 4-H Volunteer Spotlight
    Talking to Katie Adkins you get a sense that anything in life is possible. That with a little hard work and enthusiasm you can accomplish anything. And that’s exactly what she has done. Katie is the owner of Plymouth Meats in Terryville, CT, a full service USDA inspected facility from harvesting to packaging all done […]
    Posted on August 5, 2019
  • UConn Helps New Farmers ‘Bridge the Gap’ UConn Helps New Farmers ‘Bridge the Gap’
    Originally published by UConn Today on July 29, 2019 Cari and Ken Donaldson had always wanted to farm. After finding a property in Willington, they established Ghost Fawn Homestead five years ago. Today, gardens and vegetable beds dot the hillside, while chickens quietly go about their day in the yard. “We are the second owner […]
    Posted on August 2, 2019
  • UConn Receives NSF Grant for “Environment Corps” Project UConn Receives NSF Grant for “Environment Corps” Project
    UConn has received a $2.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand and study a new public engagement program that combines teaching, service learning, and Extension outreach. The program is called the Environment Corps and focuses on using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills to address important environmental issues like climate adaptation, […]
    Posted on August 1, 2019
  • Send comments on Guide to Marine Aquaculture Permitting Send comments on Guide to Marine Aquaculture Permitting
    The public review and comment period for the draft of the new Guide to Marine Aquaculture Permitting in Connecticut is now open. Please send comments to the State Aquaculture Coordinator at: David.carey@ct.gov Deadline: August 8, 2019 The guide is the work of the Connecticut Aquaculture Permitting Work Group, comprised of: David Carey and Shannon Kelly of the Connecticut […]
    Posted on July 31, 2019
  • Christmas in July at CT Greenhouses Christmas in July at CT Greenhouses
    It is Christmas in July for the greenhouse producers who grow poinsettias. In order to have plants that are blooming for December sales, greenhouses start the process early. Poinsettias require months in the greenhouse before they are ready to be purchased and taken home. Leanne Pundt, one of our Extension educators was scouting the plants […]
    Posted on July 29, 2019
  • New Rain Garden at Windham Extension Center New Rain Garden at Windham Extension Center
    Courtesy of the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, the Master Gardeners of  Windham county installed a small rain garden at the Windham Extension office in June. We discussed and referenced the printed and online reference resources available from UConn. If you would like a refresher on rain gardens- info can be found here https://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/. Sizing info for […]
    Posted on July 29, 2019
  • 10 Tips for the July Gardener 10 Tips for the July Gardener
    Ten Tips for the July Gardener Click on highlighted links for additional information. Container and hanging plants may need to be watered in the morning and again later in the day if hot and windy conditions prevail. Check plants again at day’s end to see if the soil is dry. Hummingbirds are attracted to red […]
    Posted on July 26, 2019
  • Auerfarm Appoints Erica Fearn as Executive Director Auerfarm Appoints Erica Fearn as Executive Director
    The Auerfarm 4-H Education Center in Bloomfield, Connecticut announces the appointment of Erica Prior Fearn, CAE, as its new Executive Director, beginning July 24. Fearn succeeds Interim Executive Director Barbara G. DeMaio, who held the position since March. “Auerfarm is thrilled to have an executive of Erica’s caliber lead our organization. Her experience at the […]
    Posted on July 25, 2019

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