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Muscadines

Growing Muscadines

Want to grow grapes in the south? If so, you have two choices – plant muscadines or plant another …

Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas is over and the trees are coming down! Figuring out what to do with live Christmas trees after …

Poinsettias

Poinsettias as Gifts

Although the Christmas merchandise seemed to pop out around Halloween this year, the colorful and natural living reminders of …

Winter Houseplant Care

In North Carolina, houseplant can mean one of two things: a plant that remains indoors all day or tropical …

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Another Reason to Buy Local

Eating locally sourced food has become more popular recently and more people are shopping at farmers markets, co-ops and …

Growing Asparagus

Fresh asparagus can be one of the early pleasures of a spring vegetable garden. While it takes a few …

Christmas Tree

Symbol of the Holidays

The passing of Thanksgiving Day marches us closer to the next big holiday……. Christmas! The season begs the question, …

Reseeding Cool Season Grass

While it may seem that our primary objective should be to fill in empty patches, the best thing may …

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Bye Bye Birdie?

According to new research published in Science this month, birds are in crisis. Nearly 3 billion birds are gone. …

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Native Plant Hike With Nature Photography

Garden Life Series Event Native Plant Hike with Nature Photography Saturday, November 16, 2019 10 a.m. until noon San-Lee Park 572 Pumping Station Road Sanford, …

Turf in the Fall

True to North Carolina, our fall has had a slow, unpredictable start, and that can lead to some confusion …

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 …

Applying fertilizer

Understanding Plant Nutrition

“Put-It-To-It” is not the best fertilizer plan for our gardens. I often hear that phrase from folks who apply …

Soil Testing

With the growing season winding down, it’s hard to start thinking about what needs to happen for next year, …

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Non-Honey Bee Stinging Insects in North Carolina

This article describes and defines the different types of insects that sting and are also …

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Nematodes in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of nematodes and addresses how to control them in turf.

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Nematodes in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of nematodes in turfgrasses.

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

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Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables

This publication includes a key to identifying insects that can affect vegetable production. Asparagus, beans …

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Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs

This publications contains detailed drawings and descriptions to aid in identifying pests and insects of …

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Zoysiagrass Mites

This publication discusses the biology and control of zoysiagrass mites, occasional pests of turfgrass in …

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Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).