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Garden Pests

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Website

On this week’s show, Denise, John, and Jan offer tips on how to manage pest control while being organic as well within your garden. During this time of the year, critters are becoming active within the yard and we want to talk about different organic ways to help out your garden and prevent different chemicals from damaging your garden. Denise will also provide more updates and information on the El Paso County Master Gardeners programs that will be available for anyone to attend.

The El Paso County Master Gardener was the first Master Gardeners Program to start within Texas in 1981. The program’s members and volunteers continue to grow in number as they dedicate their time and talent back to the community. Provided by El Paso Water Utilities, The El Paso Desert Blooms give useful information to gardeners to keep their gardens healthy, such as helpful resources, gardening tips, pest management, etc.

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Originally aired on August 26, 2023

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
John White, is a volunteer host on Good to Grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. He serves as curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Jan Petrzelka is a voluntter host on Good To grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. She is a Master Gardner with the Texas A&M Extension service and conducts workshops on gardening.
Edward Reyes is an intern who helps with editing and mixing audio for KTEP’s show “Good to Grow.”
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