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On the garden hotline

The Extension Master Gardener Hotline takes questions about gardening from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays at 316-660-0190 through October.

Those who have had trouble with Nantucket pine tip moth on tips of mugo pine should apply Orthene/acephate between April 10 and April 17 for the first generation this spring. This is according to the monitoring of the peak flight of the insects.

Extension agent Bob Neier will conduct a tree tour at the Sedgwick County Extension Arboretum at noon Monday. No need to register, just show up and meet at the flag pole at 7001 W. 21st St. (21st and Ridge Road). There should be a nice variety of crabapples and more in bloom. The tour is free.

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