By Kate Erion, CSEMG

As Sue Riesgraf prepares to say goodbye to the Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Program that she coordinated for three years, she says that getting to know the volunteers was the best part of her job.  Riesgraf recently returned to a position as a training coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s MAST International program.  MAST, which stands for “Minnesota Agricultural Student Trainee”, is a program that brings agricultural students from around the world to the United States to “live, learn and study with Americans”,
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This is hard to believe, but one of our master gardeners, Donna Hermann, snapped this picture in Orono today. Yes, it is an iris blooming on October 31!

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Report Suspected Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Inevitable news...... Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Scott Co. and thus, Scott is now under quarantine.
The best place to refer any possible siting or infestation is the MDA's Arrest the Pest: arrest.the.pest@state.mn.us or 888-545-6684

Here is a comprehensive U of M resource for more information

A very lengthy, but good Community Preparedness Manual

If you have additional questions, call the Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener  yard and garden hotline  (952) 466-5308.

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