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.


Fall Pledge Drive
4:44 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Grand Prize Drawing: Escape to Jackson Hole

Every listener who becomes a member of Utah Public Radio by donating during our Fall Pledge Drive, October 9 - 17, will be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing for a trip for 2 adults to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which includes:

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Access Utah
11:01 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Insects Swarm on Access Utah Monday

Yellow jackets are swarming, the box elder bugs are massing, aphids are increasing their numbers. We've discussed these insects before, but we're going to talk about them again with Utah State University Extension Entomologist Diane Alston will be with us today for the last time of the season. 

Access Utah
11:04 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Harvest Moon and Harvesting Veggies on Access Utah Monday

Dan Drost is the vegetable specialist on the gardening still happening across the state on Access Utah today. Drost and Bryan Earl discuss the gardening season, the water situation this past season, and of course, vegetables. 

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Access Utah
12:19 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

The Gardening Season Winds Down on Access Utah Monday

It's almost the end of the gardening season these days, but Bryan Earl has Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden in Logan on the program to talk about your lawn, preparing your garden for winter, and the last of the harvest. 

Access Utah
11:02 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Crawling and Flying Insects on Access Utah Monday

Today on Access Utah we have Diane Alston in studio to discuss insects. This week,  we're talking paper wasps, spiders, and garden insects. 

To get weekly updates about garden information, you can follow Bryan Earl on Twitter.

Access Utah
4:23 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

All About Vegetables on AU Monday

Cantaloupes are ripening all over Utah.

Wow, most gardens are displaying green, green, green. Hopefully, it’s not the green of weeds. How do you know when it’s time to pick something? Today USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, Dan Drost, is in studio for the entire hour.  When it comes to knowing when something is ripe, the sampling test may not always be practical. You don’t want to leave a cantaloupe on the vine with a bite taken out of it. On the other hand, unless you like them green, it’s pretty easy to tell when to pick a tomato. And I’ve never met an immature pepper that I didn’t like.

Access Utah
11:50 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Soil and Food Preservation on Access Utah Monday

If your soil is sandy, or if it has too much clay, the best way to change it is with a consistent program of adding organic matter. The most efficient and easiest way to do this is by planting a cover crop.  You can do this in the spring or in the fall. Seed is readily available and fairly inexpensive, and all you have to do is incorporate the crop into the soil at the appropriate time. You’ll add precious organic matter that holds water more efficiently and adds nutrients back into soil to be used later by your vegetables or ornamentals. USU soils specialist, Grant Cardon, will be in studio for the first half hour to instruct us in how to do this.

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Access Utah
11:10 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Hoppers and Fliers in the Garden on Access Utah Monday

Grasshoppers tend to lay their eggs in undisturbed fields, there are no brown recluses in Utah, and you may not want to get rid of the bees in your yard. Bryan Earl talks to USU Extension Entemoloist Diane Alston in studio about bugs. 

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Access Utah
10:40 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Anything Garden on Access Utah

On Access Utah Monday Bryan Earl meets with Mark Anderson to talk about everything garden. Among the topics covered are shrubs, where to plant various plants in your yard, micro-organisms, raspberries and more. 

Access Utah
12:22 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Shrubbery on Access Utah Monday

An Apache Plume flower. Apache Plumes are drought resistant.

Monday I met with Utah State University Extension Horticulturist Jerry Goodspeed to discuss shrubbery. What shrubs are drought-safe? What shrubs need lots of attention or virtually no attention?