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Newly Elected NCEMGVA Executive Board Members (Left to right): Katherine Jones, Corresponding Secretary, Rowan Co., Eileen Novak. Recording Secretary, Kerr (Vance/Warren) Co., Wayne Carlston, President, Wake Co., Brenda Ramback, Vice President, Guilford Co.

Wayne Carlston, President, NCEMGVA, Charlotte Glen, State Coordinator, NC Extension Master Gardener Program

Wayne presents gift of NCSU Red Azalea to Edna Gaston, Past President, NCEMGVA 

Wayne presents the 2019 EMG College Scholarship to Beth Leonard, Master Gardener Volunteer, Davidson Co.

Silent auction items

Lynn Martin (Left) and Ginny Nugent, Master Gardener Volunteers from Wake Co., show the gift basket donated by Wake Co.

                                             Below is information from Charlotte Glen about changes to Plants, Pests and Pathogens Webinars

                                             Exciting Changes Coming to Plants, Pests and Pathogens for 2019!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Plants, Pests and Pathogens survey! Based on your feedback, we've made some changes to the schedule. Moving forward, Plant, Pests and Pathogens webinars will be: 

  • More often: Webinars will be held the 4th Tuesday of EVERY month from February through October
  • Shorter: Webinars will begin at 10:00 and finish by 11:30. The first hour will feature the guest speaker; the final 30 minutes will allow time for questions and announcements
  • More focused:
    • Feb, April, June, Aug., and Oct. webinars will feature Matt Bertone and Mike Munster, of the NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic. Matt and Mike will share updates on current pest and plant disease issues in NC, including fun and interactive polls and time for your questions
    • March, May, July, Sept. webinars will feature a guest speaker, followed by a brief update from Matt and Mike on current issues 
The full schedule listed below and posted on the NC State Extension Gardening Portal: http://go.ncsu.edu/ppp
  • Dates are also posted on the NCSUgarden, Statewide calendar
  • Login links will be available on NCSUgarden, Statewide - to find them, got to the Statewide site by clicking on the Statewide link in the upper right corner of your county page, then either enter Plants, Pests and Pathogens in the search box OR navigate to Training-Advanced, related page Plants, Pests and Pathogens

Also new for 2019, webinars will be broadcast via Zoom, a free, easy-to-use online meeting app that you can use from your computer, tablet or smart phone. Learn more about using Zoom:

To join from your smartphone or tablet, download the free Zoom Cloud Meeting app:

2019 Plants, Pests and Pathogens Schedule

All webinars are from 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • February 26 - Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC, with Matt Bertone and Mike Munster, NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic
  • March 26 - Developing an Integrated Pest Management Plan for Your Lawn and Landscape, with Ryan Adams, NC State IPM Center
  • April 23 - Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC, with Matt Bertone and Mike Munster, NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic 
  • May 28 Grapes for North Carolina Gardens, with Mark Hoffman, NC State Dept. Horticultural Science
  • June 25 - Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC, with Matt Bertone and Mike Munster, NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic
  • July 23 - An Overview of State and Federal Noxious Weeds Found in North Carolina, with Bridget Lassiter, NCDA & CS
  • August 27 - Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC, with Matt Bertone and Mike Munster, NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic 
  • September 24 - Caring for Trees with Storms in Mind, with Barb Fair, NC State Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
  • October 22 - Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC, with Matt Bertone and Mike Munster, NCSU Plant Disease and Insect Clinic  

Please share this information with all EMGVs in your county. I look forward to connecting with you during the 2019 Plants, Pests and Pathogens webinar series!

Best wishes,



Charlotte Glen

State Coordinator,

NC Extension Master Gardener Program



Department of Horticultural Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

NC State University

Kilgore Hall 270

Campus Box 7609

2721 Founders Drive

Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

NC State Extension helps create prosperity for North Carolina through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development.

At the NCEMGVA Board of Delegates Meeting on January 17 in Durham, Katherine Jones, Extension Master GardenerSM volunteer of Rowan County (right), presents a check for $400.00 to Charlotte Glen, Statewide EMVGA Program Coordinator (left), for the NC Extension Master Gardeners Endowment.


Extension Master GardenerSM volunteers of Dare County

On your 1st place winning entry in the International Master Gardener Search for Excellence, workshop category!

About the Dare County EMGV Speakers Bureau:

The Speakers Bureau was created several years ago to provide much needed continuing education for Master Gardener volunteers and residents of Dare County. Presentations are open to the public for anyone to come and learn, and are a valuable way to recruit new Master Gardener volunteers. By partnering with Dare County public libraries, senior centers and other agencies, EMGVs are able to offer educational programs to the public throughout the 108-mile-long county. Between 2016 and 2017, these EMGV led classes and demonstrations were attended by 690 Outer Banks residents. A partnership with Dare County Government TV has resulted in the following presentations being available online as Youtube videos:  

Free Pollinator Champions Online Course
The Michigan Pollinator Initiative team is excited to announce the  
launch of our new online course! Pollinator Champions is a free,  
self-paced course offered at Michigan State University. The course is  
packed full of videos, articles, and fun activities to guide you  
through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination. Anyone with  
an internet connection can enroll. You do not have to be an MSU  
student or faculty to participate.

Everyone is welcome to learn about pollinators for free, but for a  
small contribution, you can also receive a certificate and materials  
to help you give your own presentations about pollinators. Help us  
spread the word as an MSU Certified Pollinator Champion!

Read more or register for Pollinator Champions at  
www.pollinators.msu.edu/ programs/pollinator-champions/

Click Here for the Pollinator Champions flyer 

Dr. Lucy Bradley Professor and Extension Specialist, Urban Horticulture

Director, Extension Master Gardener Program

Department of Horticultural Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Camellia X 'Crimson Candles' - Picture by Chris Alberti

 Humming Bird Hawk Moth - NC Botanical Gardens Humming Bird Hawk Moth

                                                                            Swallow tail butterfly on Mexican Sunflower - Picture by Chris Albert

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Honey bees, open honey, capped honey and larvae - Southern Wake County - Picture by Chris Alberti

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