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Kudzu Workshop 2020

Controlling Kudzu

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free seminar on how to Control Kudzu. This event will be …

Lori Cabe 2019 AgOptions Grant Winner

WNC AgOptions Grant

Grants for diversifying farms in 2021 WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline October 23; Application deadline November 20, 2020. WNC Agricultural …

Joe Pye Weed and a butterfly

What's Flowering Now

In recent days, I’ve noticed along the roadsides, in ditches and in varying meadows many of our beloved late …

Ginseng Flyer

Ginseng Seminar

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free seminar on Ginseng Production for homeowners who desire to grow “sang.” …

Home Gardening News

The Home Gardening Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication full of helpful information for lawn, landscape and garden enthusiasts in …

Sunflower

Sunflowers Bring Happiness

No flower can lift someone’s spirits quite like sunflowers. Sunflowers are bright and cheery and known as the flower …

Cover photo for Dark Invaders

Dark Invaders

Most pests that commonly invade our garden are easily spotted and feed during the daytime. Colorado potato beetles and …

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 …

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3. Botany

This Botany Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses plant taxonomy or how to name …

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map of mountain, piedmont and coastal plain regions of NC

9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Improving Lawn Care and Gardening

This question and answer worksheet will help homeowners focus on potential problems with drinking water …

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Managing Lawns and Gardens to Protect Water Quality

The purposes of this factsheet are to identify several major pollutants that often originate in …

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Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

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