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NCDA Soil Testing website

NCDA&CS Soil Test Form for Gardeners

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Soil Test Form for Gardeners. Download the form —– —– —– Soil Testing NCDA&CS Soils Lab …

June/July Home Gardening Newsletter

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

Hone Bees

Bee Aware for Bee Swarms

Honey bees are highly esteemed for providing honey, beeswax, and other valuable hive products. Honey bees are important pollinators …

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Upcoming 2021 Master Gardener Program

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Macon County is now taking applications for participation in the 2021 Extension Master Gardener℠ program …

Kale Growing

Wake-Up Your Garden

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Macon County will be holding a Wake Up Your Garden Seminar (free) on Monday, …

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NC Virtual Nursery Conference

North Carolina Virtual Nursery Conference February 8–11, 2021 Session presentations at 10 a.m. each day lasting 1 hour Nursery production training …

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 …

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What's Flowering Now

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

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Potato Aphid on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes potato aphids (Macrosiphum euphorbiae).

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Bandedwinged Whitefly on Ornamentals

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Walnut Scale Insect on Ornamentals

This factsheet describes walnut scales (Quadraspidiotus juglansregiae).

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Fishing Spiders and Wolf Spiders

This factsheet describes Fishing spiders (genus Dolomedes), and wolf spiders (genus Lycosa).

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Oystershell Scale Insect on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes oystershell scale insects (Lepidosaphes ulmi).

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Nantucket Pine Tip Moth

This factsheet describes Nantucket pine tip moths (Rhyacionia frustrana).

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