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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Nests or ‘tents’ of the eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum, are a common problem in the spring in Macon …

Summer Flowering Bulbs

As you are planning and planting for the summer season, what better plants to use than summer bulbs? They …

2nd Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold another class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The first workshop we held, had such a …

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The class will be Tuesday, February 27, …

Live Tree Care

If you choose to buy a live Christmas tree, pick a species that will live and grow well on …

Summer Vegetable Garden Care

As the days get hotter and drier, keep a watchful eye on your vegetable garden. Careful attention to a …

Pruning Hydrangeas

There is nothing more stunning than hydrangeas in full bloom, but nothing more disappointing to a gardener who …

Fresh Wood Chips as Mulch

I often get the question, “Can I use fresh wood chips as a mulch?” There are three primary concerns …

Master Gardener Program

The Macon County Center of Cooperative Extension is now accepting applications for participation in the ‘Master Gardener Program’. Master Gardeners …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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 …

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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 …

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Citrus mealybugs

Mealybugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of mealybugs, an insect pest of …

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Aphid.

Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of aphid pests of ornamental trees, …

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Figure 1. Columbine damage by leafminer flies.

Leafminer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of leafminer flies, an insect pest …

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Figure 1. Hemispherical scale.

Hemispherical Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of hemispherical scale, an insect pest …

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Spider mite stippling damage on milkweed.

Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

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female carpenterworm moth

Carpenterworm

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of carpenterworms, an insect pest of …

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