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Sunflower

Sunflowers Bring Happiness

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

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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 …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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8. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

This integrated pest management (IPM) chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook familiarizes readers with a …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

1 day agoGrow It, Eat It

2020 Top Performing Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars Across the Transition Zone and North Carolina

This factsheet offers information on the top performing tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass turf cultivars …

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Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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

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Glossary

The glossary for the Extension Master Gardener Handbook defines terms that are found in the …

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2015 Turfgrass Pest Management Manual

This guide is designed to help turf managers identify the major turfgrass pests found in …

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Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Figure 1. Euonymus bush infested with euonymus scale.

Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to identify and manage common armored scale insects that …