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Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Gardening

Gardening Basics 101

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a Gardening Basics 101 Seminar (free) on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, …

Home Orchard

Managing Your Home Orchard

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a Fruit Tree Workshop (free) on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 5:30–7:30 …

Little Girl in Strawberry Field

Starting Your Strawberry Patch

In North Carolina, fresh market strawberry production ranks third in the nation behind California and Florida with approximately 1,000 …

Garden

Garden "Resolutions" for 2020

Now that we’ve entered the year of 2020, I wondered what types of resolutions are swirling around in the …

Lady Bird Beetle

Lady Bird Beetles

I mention these insects every year and many of you probably know everything I could tell you about them. …

Lawn

Fall Care for your Lawn

We’re approaching a key date for fertilizing lawns in our area. Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day are good to …

Cover photo for Soil Sampling Season

Soil Sampling Season

Soil samples can be taken anytime of the year. Taking soil samples in the fall will allow you to …

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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 …

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This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds …

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20. Wildlife

This Wildlife Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook teaches readers to recognize the value of …

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Greenhouse Weed Control

This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …

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Yellow Tuft in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow tuft.

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