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Spring Cleaning to Prevent Pests

Witten by Patty Alder, Training Coordinator for the NC State University Structural Pest Management Training Facility, edited by M. Daughtry Most …

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Beneficial Insects

Spoiler Alert: Not Every Insect is the Enemy (Beneficial Insects Provide Benefits) Recently, some news media are reporting – with …

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Row Covers for Garden Defense

As we are getting our gardens planted and the ecosystem responds to more hours of sunlight and warmer temperatures, …

Watering Can

Gardening Guidelines - May & June

General Yard and Garden Information and Tasks Central NC has passed its average last spring frost dates. A frost in …

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Bunkin' With the Bees

Like many other folks working from home right now, trying to set up a workable “home office” with enough …


Many a home gardener has stepped onto their back porch, fresh coffee in hand, taking in the sound of …

Seed packets

What's in Your Food Pantry?

If you’ve got some interest in growing your garden to stock your pantry there are some things you will …

Seed Starting Unit

Starting a Garden From Seeds

Growing your own garden from seed can be a great activity to do for yourself or with your family. …

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Nourish Resilience

The outbreak of coronavirus is undoubtedly stressful for everyone in our community – from residents to businesses alike. Fear …

Get Into the Garden!

General Yard and Garden Tasks: Before the grass cutting season gets underway, clean up sticks and stones in the yard …

Soil Science

Not Just Dirt

Healthy soils are important for healthy crops. But why should we care? It’s in the numbers. A huge change …

Slugs Are Incredibly Interesting!

Maybe the first thing that tips you off are mysterious, ragged holes ripping across fresh fruit or tearing through …

February Gardening Guidelines

Watch and Wait activities: Give garden tools some TLC. Study Table 1 in the publication “Central North Carolina Planting Calendar …

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Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide

This publication provides information about planning and maintaining a home vegetable garden. Topics include site …

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Red Thread stand symptoms

Red Thread in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of red thread.

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Pythium blight foliar stand symptoms.

Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.

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Gray leaf spot.

Gray Leaf Spot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of gray leaf spot.

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Summer patch.

Summer Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of summer patch.

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Fairy ring stand symptoms

Fairy Ring in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fairy ring.

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Rust in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of rust.

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Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

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