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Let’s Talk Tomatoes

This article was written by a past Horticulture Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Let’s all grow …

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days. The muggy part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog …

Fire Blight on Apple and Pear Trees

What Is Burning Up My Pear Trees?

This article was originally written by Minda Daughtry, past Horticulture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Does …

Stink Bug

What’s Eating My Garden?

This article was originally written by Minda Daughtry, past Horticulture Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Lee County Center. My …

Bee on Flower

Beneficial Insects

This article was originally written by Minda Daughtry, a past Horticulture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee …

Fire Ant Mound in Lawn

Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a nuisance in the home landscape. Mounds detract from the overall beauty of your area, plus …

Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds Are Here!

They’re back!!!!!! Have you put your feeder out? If not, you may want to because the numbers are increasing …


Strawberry Time!!

Happy Strawberry Season! Many farmers across the state are now busy harvesting those yummy red berries. North Carolina is a …

Cover photo for Sign-Up for Ag Week Events!

Sign-Up for Ag Week Events!

Register to attend one or several of the events for our third annual Ag. Week. Our theme this year is “Farm …

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats in Houseplants

You might be one of those that propagates houseplants. Some are heirlooms that have been in the family for …

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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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Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Bulb Onions

The onion is a cool season crop that will withstand moderate freezes. It may be …