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Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Damage

Have you noticed strange markings on your elm, apple or dogwood tree? The yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius, is leaving …

Crop Rotation Important

Planting the same types of plants in the same spot year after year can lead to a build-up of …

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What's Blooming?

One of the first plants to bloom in springtime is Forsythia. Its showy, golden yellow flowers brighten landscapes before …

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Spring Flower Mix

Several small flowering plants are visible in the landscape this time of year. While they may be considered a …

Grow Your Own Spices Webinar

Join us to learn how to grow your own exotic spices in and outdoors in North Carolina on Thursday, …

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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” …

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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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Composting

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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Insect Control

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

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Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

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Selecting a Lawn Maintenance Service

This publication will help you choose the correct type of lawn maintenance service for your …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot in the Landscape

Many ornamental crop species (including trees, shrubs, and bedding plants) are susceptible to diseases caused …

3/19/21
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21

Diseases of Cool-Season Grasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

3/18/21