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Large Patch in Lawns

Our southern climate is a perfect catalyst and climate for pest pressure: diseases never truly disappear with our winter …

Japanese Beetle, Adult

Japanese Beetles

Hordes of shiny metallic green destroyers emerge from the ground to feed on fresh, young foliage. They ravage the …

Getting to Know Your Land

The First in a Series of Workshops for Women Woodland Owners and Natural Resource Professionals. Learn about: North Carolina’s Forest Ecosystems Identifying …

Common Tomato Diseases

Last month I mentioned that an important criterion when choosing tomato varieties is disease resistance. Plant breeders have developed …

White-tailed deer 19Aug2015 lamjohnm

Oh Deer!

White-tailed deer are a pest even in urban areas. Despite our best efforts, deer do damage to landscape plantings …

2 young dancers in Latino Costume

More Than Meets the Eye

The homemade costumes are striking as bright and bold colored fabrics swirl around these young and smiling faces on …

Summer Heat on Plants

Summer is quickly approaching and so is the North Carolina summer heat. Ensuring your plants are healthy and happy …

Home Irrigation

While walking with a blueberry grower a few weeks back, we stopped at a young blueberry shrub with dramatic …

Understanding Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes are easily the most popular crop grown in home vegetable gardens (though the part we eat is most …

Smoothies 101

Written by: Nicole Nuccio, Dietetic Intern With the hot weather and the busyness of summer approaching, it can be difficult …

Pickling Cucumbers

Climbing Cucumbers

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) has been grown and bred for centuries. It is mentioned in the Bible and in …

Cover photo for Strawberry Disorders

Strawberry Disorders

Sun shining, temperatures soaring which can only mean it’s mid-spring and strawberry season is in eastern North Carolina! It’s …

Bats

The Importance of Bats

Set aside the spooky Halloween tales. In reality, bats serve as important pollinators of many food plants and provide …

Youth working on a circuit

Summer Learning Loss

As the world is greening up our thoughts are turning to summer and summer vacation. Programs all around Lee …

Cover photo for Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22 was Earth Day, and was a great opportunity to remind us that plants are good for the …

Rose Rosetta Disease

Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette is a viral disease that has been increasingly common on many rose species and cultivars in North …

Cover photo for Seed Starting

Seed Starting

March 21 is behind us. It’s officially spring! Some warmer days and still cold nights, so it still may not …