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Squash Your Squash Problems

Home vegetable gardens are bringing in many vegetables. It is a fun time as we harvest fresh veggies from …

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Damage from Periodical Cicadas

They may be gone, but the cicadas are not forgotten. Various plants around the county are showing footprints as …

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Pollinator Week: June 22 - 28, 2020

What is pollination? Pollination occurs when pollen grains are moved between two flowers of the same species, or within a …

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Mushrooms Everywhere

Mushrooms come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. While some are tasty on Italian dishes, there are some …

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Fire Blight on Apples

Fire blight is a devastating bacterial disease that can infect flowers, current year shoots, and the rootstock of apple …

Fresh Orange Juice

Reducing Food Waste

Food money is wasted if food rules are not followed. If food spoils before it is eaten, you have …

Cicada

The Song of the Cicada

Cicadas are unique insects that are known for their song. Male cicadas sing out to find their mate. They …

Honeybee swarm on the foundation of a home.

When Honeybees Swarm

Spring is here. Take a look around. The environment is waking up from a long winter’s nap. The world …

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Extension News: May 2020

The latest edition of Extension News newsletter is available! In this edition you will find the following articles: Local Strawberries are Here! – …

Growing Perpetual Veggies!

Can you grow a vegetable from a vegetable? Joanna Radford, Extension Agent, joined Dr. Drizzle to discuss the science …

Master Gardener Volunteers Joy Barlow (left) and Sharon Poindexter (right) teach one of the various Master Gardener classes offered.

Upcoming Gardening Workshops

Spring fever motivates many of us to grab our gloves and get gardening. Contrary to popular belief, though, spring …

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2014 Recommended Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars for North Carolina

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2014 Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars for North Carolina

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Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Figure 1. Euonymus bush infested with euonymus scale.

Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to identify and manage common armored scale insects that …

Citrus mealybugs

Mealybugs

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

Aphid.

Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of aphid pests of ornamental trees, …

Figure 1. Columbine damage by leafminer flies.

Leafminer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of leafminer flies, an insect pest …

Figure 1. Hemispherical scale.

Hemispherical Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of hemispherical scale, an insect pest …