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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 …

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 …

Gardens at the Macon County Environmental Center

Free Garden Tour

The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Macon County invite the public to a free tour of the gardens at the …

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

Glyphosate

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

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Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina

This publication describes the evaluation of plant survival and vigor on 11 extensive green roofs …

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Diseases of Cool-Season Turfgrasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Pythium root rot.

Pythium Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root rot.

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Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.

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