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2021 Surry County Bee School

The Surry County Beekeepers Association and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Center will be hosting our annual “Bee School” …


Backyard Composting

Composting occurs naturally in nature. In a wooded area, leaves fall to the ground and form mulch that protects …

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Recycle fallen leaves through composting. The organic waste we put back into the environment can be used by other …

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Lasagna Style Gardening

If gardening space is limited, consider growing lasagna style. This short video will walk you through how to plant …

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Planting Spring Blubs

Daffodils, crocus, tulips, and more. Planting blubs this fall is fun and easy! It just about always guarantees a splash …

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Fungus Gnats

It is annoying to come in from a long day and sit down for a moment and along comes …

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Time to Seed Lawns

Over the past week there has been a little more moisture and somewhat lower temperatures. As we head into …

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Kudzu - Invasive and Exotic

Our county does not lack for the green blanket of the deciduous woody vine named Pueraria lobate, commonly called kudzu. …

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Fall Garden Clean Up

Cooler days are ahead and when they arrive it will be a good time to go outside and work …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Different insect antennae.

4. Insects

This insects chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to identify insects, understand …

5 days ago

3. Botany

This Botany Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses plant taxonomy or how to name …

6 days ago
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2. Composting

This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

7 days ago
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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

7 days ago

2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

7 days ago

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

7 days ago

Pesticide Use and Safety Information

This publication describes restricted-use pesticides, the safe use of pesticides and evaluating the potential for …

7 days ago

Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …

2 weeks ago