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Think Before You Spray

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture “My azalea didn’t look good, so I sprayed it.” Statements like this are …

Beating Bagworms

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Have you seen cones on your Leyland cypress, arborvitae, or juniper? Are you …

Common Vegetable Problems

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture It’s time to plant warm season vegetables, so I thought I’d point out …

Estate Planning Resources

By Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture I think it is safe to say that most people–not just those with …

Using Compost in the Garden

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Last month, I wrote about making compost. This month, I’m addressing why and how …

The Dirt on Composting

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Sometimes I’m surprised to realize that I haven’t already written more about a …

Moles and Voles

Moles and Voles by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Wildlife issues are probably my least favorite part of my job. …

What to Do With All Those Leaves

by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Fall color has arrived, and leaves are falling! Raking or blowing them to …

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves by Carolyn Langley, Extension Director Perhaps one of the most anticipated events of the fall season is the annual …

It's Muscadine Time

It’s Muscadine Time Note: This article was provided by Cooperative Extension Associate Connie Fisk and modified and submitted by M.H. …

Bermudagrass Management

Bermudagrass Management by Mary Helen Ferguson, Extension Agent, Horticulture Bermudagrass can be a very frustrating weed. It creeps into the flower …

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Esta publicación proporciona información sobre la planificación y el mantenimiento de un huerto casero. Los …

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Florida betony growth habit.

Florida Betony

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of florida betony.

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Great Spangled Fritillary

Butterflies in Your Backyard

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following …

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Figure 4. Formica subsericea.

Formica Ants in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of formica ants, an insect pest …

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Glyphosate

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

Figure 1. Brown Soft Scale (A) Adult (B) Crawler.

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

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Figure 1. Indian wax scale crawlers under wax cover.

Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes common aspects of biology and management of soft scale insects …

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