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Fleas for Fall

Fleas are some of the most annoying biting pests known to man and pets. They’re also difficult to control, …

Figure 2 Rhus typhina by Scott Zona CC BY-NC-2.0

Not All Sumac Are the Same

Most people think of irritated skin / dermatitis when the word Sumac is mentioned. Actually, Poison Sumac is a …

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Is It Fall Already?

Fall webworms, one of our native insect pests, are a perennial nuisance and in some cases a destructive pest. …

Eat and Drink Your Water

Written by: Noa Borkan, Dietetic Intern Summer is a time for fun in the sun, outdoor activities, and unfortunately, lots …

Focus on the Food

Written by: Stacy Fairey, Dietetic Intern For years, the main message behind weight loss has been to eat fewer calories …

Arthritis and Gardening

Those of us who love life in the garden know what enjoyment it brings. Although the garden may beckon …

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St. John's Wort

Color is a good way to bring interest into our landscapes. Often, we turn to colorful blooms to meet …

Fresh Delicious Peaches

No doubt those of us who love peaches enjoyed nearby Montgomery County’s North Carolina Peach Festival. Every year on …

Christmas Trees in July

Most people aren’t thinking about Christmas trees at this time of the year, but Christmas tree producers work year …

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Fall Vegetable Gardening

Summer planting yields a bounty of fall harvest vegetables, flowers, and herbs for your kitchen table. Growing a productive …

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Hard Facts About Hogweed

There has been a lot of talk lately about Giant Hogweed and some folks are feeling a bit harried. …

Managing Heat Stress in Horses

Independence Day is just around the corner, and while we are now headed into the “dog days of summer,” …

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Tick Season!

Ticks are pests that we will have to live with, especially in North Carolina. Ticks are most active in …

cluster of ripe blueberries

Blueberry Bounty!

We love our blueberries! NC is sixth in the nation for cultivated blueberry production, with 45-50 million pounds grown …

Expanding Your Food Budget

There are several programs that help people access food, but the largest federal program is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

Pruning Tomatoes

Try Pruning to Get Larger Tomatoes

Pruning helps to maintain a balance between vegetative and reproductive growth and will encourage more of the plant’s energy …

Bill's Tips for Presentations

Before presentations ask, “Are the Judges ready?” and when concluding ask, “Do the Judges have any questions”? If you don’t …