Pesky Bugs - Here's the Dirt

Pesky Bugs - Here's the Dirt

Sandy Mason is back with the dirt on which bugs are good and which ones are harmful to our gardens.
Sandra Mason is a unit-based horticulture educator with University of Illinois Extension. She provides leadership and expertise in horticulture and environmental programs in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion counties. Mason has a B.S. (with honors) in horticulture and a M.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She held a wide variety horticultural positions before joining Extension.

Mason uses her expertise in horticulture (flowers, houseplants, vegetables, fruits,lawns, trees and shrubs) to supply answers to questions and educate the public through workshops and other educational programs. She trains and assists in coordinating the Master Gardeners who can then also provide expertise and educational programs to the public. The Idea Garden on South Lincoln Avenue in Urbana is just one example. Mason also provides expertise in composting and landscape waste issues, integrated pest management, and proper pesticide use.


Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
slmason@illinois.edu
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