Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County has a wealth of information available to homeowners on gardening, landscaping, lawn care, houseplants, wildlife, natural resources, insects, and much more. Whether you want to know how to grow a better tomato, how to attract birds and butterflies to your yard, or how to control grubs in the lawn, we will do our best to help you find research-based answers.
"The gypsy moth is one of the most important forest pests in the Northeast. The caterpillars feed on leaves of forest, shade, ornamental and fruit trees, and shrubs. A single defoliation can kill some evergreens, but usually two or more defoliations are needed to kill hardwoods." - IDL, Cornell University
Our Horticulture Specialist is working from home throughout the summer. Soil samples are still able to be dropped off at our office. Our specialist is having a weekly pick-up time of Thursday at 10 a.m. Any samples dropped off after this time will be evaluated the following week. Thank you for your understanding
Learn the correct way to gather soil for a soil test at Cooperative Extension.
Consult our charts of popular vegetables and the earliest and latest dates they safely can be planted (as seeds, transplants, or sets) in our region.
Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.
Our resources on annuals, perennials, lawns, trees and shrubs can help you have a more beautiful home landscape.
Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!
Last updated June 14, 2021