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Farm City Week Contest Results

Creative expression is important for our emotional & psychological well-being. 4-H offers opportunities to share creative work. This year J. Glenn Edwards and Lee …

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate our annual Farm-City Week. Farm-City Week in Lee County is November …

Time to Scout Your Pasture

I have received numerous phone calls over the past few weeks about armyworms in hay fields and pastures in …

Imagine the Possibilities

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot in the news about GMOs, also known as transgenic crops. Transgenic crops …

The Family Farm

While we have been working on the Reshaping the Landscape project, a constant theme in every story was the …

Time to Thank a Farmer

Farming has a long history in the United States, from techniques used by the Native Americans, to practices brought …

Beating the Fall Rush

We have fallen into Fall quite quickly here in Lee County and that means a few things but among …

Safe Pesticide Use

Whether you are a farmer, tending thousands of acres, or homeowner who wants to grow a successful garden or …

Safe Travels

As we get into the heart of summer vacation, more folks are on the road. But people aren’t the …

Invaders From Another Place

Invaders. A word that may conjure up thoughts of the movies, maybe images little green men with ray guns …

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Join Sandhills Farm to Table!

Enjoy boxes of fresh, delicious produce picked at peak ripeness from Sandhills Farms for your table. Deliveries are from …

Farming Is Risky Business

Sanford has been experiencing a lot of growth lately. New stores and services are popping up fast along Horner …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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STLM pupa

Spotted Tentiform Leafminer

Spotten tentiform leafminer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Tarnished plant bug

Tarnished Plant Bug

Tarnished plant bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Dogwood borer adult

Dogwood Borer

Dogwood borer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Insidious plant bug

Insidious Plant Bug

Insidious plant bug description, life history, and predation.

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RBLR adult

Redbanded Leafroller

Redbanded leafroller description, life cycle, damage, and control.

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