Deer Tick

Get the facts on Lyme disease and its prevalence in NY State, other tick-borne diseases, how to remove ticks, and options for tick management including IPM.

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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit the CCE-Schenectady offices to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

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Emerald Ash Borer

Learn how to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, monitor your Ash trees, detect and report possible EAB in your trees, and more, with resources we've compiled on this site.

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Native Plants

Native plants deserve a place in your garden, and they offer many advantages over non-native species. Find a list of suggested varieties here.

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Choosing First Books

Find out how you can choose the best books for your child along with the list of recommended readings for young children here.

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Reading to Young Children is Time Well Spent

In a hurry‑up world where parents spend less time with their children than they would like, what joint activities bring the biggest payoff? Try reading - you can't go wrong!

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Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners belong to a national corps of trained volunteers who share gardening information in their communities through the local Cooperative Extension office. Call to find out more!

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Food Dating

Many food containers have expiration dates, but what do they mean? Are foods safe to eat after the date has passed? Learn more here.

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Last updated April 15, 2016