Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UGA's Great Stinkbug Survey

Cobb Extension has received quite a few calls about indoor stink bugs in the past couple of months, and our county residents are not alone in having an unwelcome influx of the shield-shaped bugs to their homes.

UGA entomologist Paul Guillebeau, who lives in Athens, also noticed that his home was playing host to stink bugs. The species that has caused this year's indoor-insect-consternation is the brown marmorated stink bug; it tends to be present in low numbers, but it only takes one irritated bug to create a big stink inside a home.
Brown marmorated stink bug PHOTO/Brian Little

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Upcoming Events and Classes

From Your Garden to Your Table
Thursday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. County Agents Neil Tarver and Cindy Sweda will present information that will help you provide food for your family, from starting the garden to canning a bountiful harvest, at UGA Extension/Cobb County, second floor, 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA, 30060. Preregistration is required – call 770-528-4070, or email uge1067@uga.edu. Cost: $5 at the door (exact cash or a check).

Thyme to Read Book Club
Friday, April 10, 10:15 -11:30 a.m. Book club sponsored by Cobb County Master Gardeners will meet at the Training Room of the Cobb County Water lab, 662 South Cobb Drive (at the intersection with Atlanta Rd.). This month’s book is Harvests of Joy: My Passion for Excellence by Robert Mondavi. Schedule and information can be found at www.cobbmastergardeners.com. Free and open to the public.