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What's Wrong With My Veggie Plant? Office Hours with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.

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What are these spots on my tomatoes? What is this bug, and is it eating or helping my crops? GreenThumb is thrilled to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) this summer to help you have a successful growing season. Submit your photos and questions in advance for the July 14 session by Friday, July 10, at noon. During the virtual office hours sessions, CCE Urban Agriculture Specialists Yolanda Gonzalez and Sam Anderson, together with GreenThumb staff, will work through your questions and do our best to provide answers, tips, and suggestions! We will have monthly office hour sessions on the second Tuesday of each month this summer. RSVP to attend office hours here.

The best way for us to help identify the issue is through photos. Please upload up to 5 clear, sharp images, with a mix of angles. For problems with plant damage or disease, include close-up shots of problem areas on the plants (damage, discoloration etc.) and at least one zoomed out to show the whole plant, if possible. If you see a bug, any fairly close-up and in-focus photos of the bug itself will be useful, along with photos of suspected damage to the plant.

**This series is for NYC-based members of GreenThumb community gardeners only. If you are an NYC backyard gardener, school gardener, or hobbyist, Cornell Cooperative Extension has existing programs in place for you! Please visit for more information. If you are not from NYC, please check your state's USDA agricultural extension agent or land-grant university. Due to our limited capacity, we are limiting these sessions to members of GreenThumb community gardens in NYC. Thank you for understanding.



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