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Vegetable Cross-Pollination

Many people believe that by planting related crops close together, such as cantaloupes and cucumbers, the taste of the …

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First Time Garden

As spring arrives many people feel an urge to plant and to see vegetables growing in the soil. They …

Fruit Tree Selection

Now is a good time of year to be thinking about what types of fruit you may want to …

Slugs and Their Management

Slugs are simply snails (mollusks) without shells. They live in and on the ground and have big appetites for …

Mosquito Control Around the Home

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities. They may transmit disease organisms to …

Notched Edges on Rhododendron

Notches on rhododendron leaves that appear overnight may be caused by adult black vine weevils (Otiorhynchyus sulcatus). Weevil larvae …

Raspberry Leaves Drying Up

If your raspberry leaves are drying up and the canes are wilting and breaking off at ground level, first …

Boxwood Leafminers

Now is a good time to scout for boxwood leafminer damage and determine if control is needed on your …

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of …

Picture of Fall Webworms

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Nests or ‘tents’ of the eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum, are a common problem in the spring in Macon …

Summer Flowering Bulbs

As you are planning and planting for the summer season, what better plants to use than summer bulbs? They …

2nd Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

NC Cooperative Extension will hold another class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The first workshop we held, had such a …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes

This eight-page publication explains how you can build and maintain a compost pile to manage …

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Phytophthora shoot blight on annual vinca

Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Bacterial leaf spot on geranium

Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.