Bryan Earl

Development Director

Bryan Earl has been with UPR since 1993. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and completed an internship at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon, before coming to UPR full-time.  When not in his garden, Bryan loves to travel with his family, ride trains, ski at Beaver Mountain, and sing with the American Festival Chorus.

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Monday's Access Utah is a repeat from 2011's rainy season. Here's some up-to-date information about critters in your garden.

In many backyards across the state and country, poultry are becoming common. Raising poultry requires space, time, and special ingredients. Chickens are good for gardens, and the soul.  Today Bryan Earl speaks with Brit Merrill and Celia Bell about eggs, gardens, and chickens. 

On Access Utah Monday we take a look at the vegetables in your garden. Utah State University Extension Specialist Dan Drost is in studio today, discussing proper watering techniques, where your plants should be in their growing cycle, and more. 

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Today Bryan Earl meets with Utah State University Extension Entemologist Diane Alston about bugs in the early summer. When are the cicadas coming? How can you keep your garden clean of grasshoppers? 

Today we discuss the native flower Penstemons, in it's many varieties with experts from across the Southwest: Janette Warner, owner of Wildland Nursery in Joseph, Utah and David Salmon from High Country Gardens of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Salmon will be a guest speaker at the Utah Native Plant Society's Penstemon Festival June 8-9. On the show he talks a bit about his topic: Penstemons. 

 

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Monday on Access Utah's Gardening segment, I talk to Utah State University Extension Fruit Specialist Brent Black. 

We start off talking about strawberries: Why should you buy your strawberries, and other produce locally? We also discuss healthy fruit trees, and other fruits. 

On Access Utah this Monday at 9:00 is a discussion about insects: which insects are active and what you should be concerned about. Diane Alston, Utah State University Extension Entomologist is Bryan Earl's guest.

 

Depending on your neck of the woods (or desert), it may be time to plant more tender plants like tomatoes, corn, and beans. Today on the Access Utah Gardening Show, Utah State University Extension vegetable specialist Dan Drost will join us for the entire hour. We'll discuss the signs that give an indication that it's warm enough to pop those tender plants and seeds into the ground. Barring an extended snap of cold and wet weather, your corn should be the best it has been in several years.

Some of the best tastes of late spring are developing right now, including strawberries . You can grow them as big as your fist or as small as the tip of your pinky finger, and everyone knows they are infinitely better plucked from the garden than anything you can buy in the store. Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed & Garden in Logan is our guest on the gardening segment of Access Utah today and happy to take your questions.

Bees, Bees, Bees

Apr 23, 2012

Today on Access Utah's gardening segment: bees, bees, bees. Backyard beekeepers, Bryan and Nancy Williams of Providence, will be in the studio to take your questions. If you have your own bees one of the advantages is an increase in the size and quantity of your fruits and vegetables. They're not as hard to take care of as you think but they do require consistent care.

Forestry Specialist Mike Kuhns, from Utah State University Extension, is talking about trees today- pruning, and keeping them healthy on Access Utah.  

 

Pests in Your Garden

Apr 9, 2012

It's planting and growing season, and today on Access Utah Diane Alston joins us as an extension  entomologist for Utah State University  to talk about crawling things in the garden. We discuss the decline of the honeybee, how to deal with the pests in your vegetable gardens and answer your bug questions.
You can find more information about garden pests in Utah here.

The garden is warming up! Apricot blossoms have popped and asparagus is breaking through the ground. Dan Drost, Vegetable Specialist with USU's extension program, is in the studio to answer any gardening questions you might have.

We'll talk about the implications of the early spring that about to be in full swing in Utah. Our guest for the hour is Brent Black, USU Extension fruit specialist. He'll talk about pest management plans, pruning, and other preparations for the stressful bloom period that's just around the corner.

Click here to learn about the frost-tolerance of your fruit buds.

Leafy greens are a staple of any garden and now is the time to plant them ...even under 4 inches of snow like we have in Cache Valley. Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed & Garden in Logan is in the studio the whole hour.

The delayed dormant oil spray is one of the most important things you can do to effectively eliminate bothersome insect pests on your fruit trees. Diane Alston, USU Extension Entomologist, explains this spray and it’s timing along with answering many listen questions from throughout the state.

Lettuce and lovage. No, not the play, but on Access Utah. Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, discusses leafy greens, onions, and artichokes.

The Bugs are Waking Up

Feb 27, 2012

This morning's gardening program originally aired in February 2011. Spring is almost here and the bugs are starting to stir, so Diane Allston, entomologist from Utah State University's Extension Program joins us for the full hour.

More information at http://utahpests.usu.edu/ipm/

All About Pruning

Feb 13, 2012

Today on our weekly gardening episode of Access Utah, Brent Black, USU extension fruit specialist, joins us for the whole hour to talk about how to make your fruit trees more fruitful when fruiting time comes again

There's plenty to talk about today on Access Utah's gardening segment. For instance, growing your own celery: it tastes better than store bought celery but you have to start it early. Dan Drost from Utah State University's Extension is with us for the whole hour to discuss what needs to be done now for Utah gardeners.

Gardening is back! Today on the first half of Access Utah, Jerry Goodspeed joins us from Odgen. He's the Weber County Horticulture Specialist with the USU extension. We'll discuss catalog ordering and some unique plants that might find a home in your garden this year.

On the second half, we'll feature some Sundance reviews and interviews from UPR's Sheri Quinn, Steven Smith, and Tom Williams.

Monday, January 9

Mark Anderson joins Bryan Earl to answer gardening questions in the first half on Monday’s Access Utah.
Then Tom Williams’ guests in the second half, Stanford researcher and doctoral student William Anderegg and University of Utah Biology Professor John Sperry, say they’ve discovered the reason for a phenomenon known as Sudden Aspen Decline.

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