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September Horticulture News

Save the Date! Sweet Potato Growers: Guava-Rootknot-Nematode Education Meeting Monday, September 16 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wilson County Agriculture Center 1806 SW Goldsboro St. Wilson, …

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August Horticulture News

NE North Carolina / SE Virginia Pumpkin Production Field Meeting August 22, 2019 4:30–7 p.m. Sandy Point Farms – 31190 Statesville Rd., …

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July Horticulture News

Cucumbers: Cool, Crisp and Sweet! Nothing quite says summertime like that of a freshly harvested cucumber. There are two basic …

Image of an adult spotted lanternfly with red-and-white nymphs. Photo by Steve Ausmus, USDA/ARS.

June Horticulture News

What’s Blooming Now? Elderberry & Trumpet Vine Blooming now along roadsides and ditches is Sambucus canadensis or Elderberry. It is a …

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May 2019 Horticulture News

Fire Blight Fire blight can be a devastating disease on trees and shrubs within the Roseaceae (Rose) family. This includes …

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April Horticulture News

Controlling English Ivy in Urban Landscapes Introduction English ivy (Hedera helix) is a shade-tolerant, woody perennial vine. When established it creates …

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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird - "The Ruby"

As temperatures slowly creep upward during spring the Ruby-throated Hummingbird begins its trek northward from Central America into the …

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Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species and proper soil modifications …

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The Leyland Cypress

When a plant doesn’t necessarily need much care to become established, has a fast growth rate, and is adapted …

Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

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The Infamous Bradford Pear

The mild winter season this year caused many plants that should have had at least another 4 weeks of …

WOMEN IN AG MEETING INFORMATIONAL FLYER WITH PICTURE OF WOMAN IN A GARDEN

Innovative Women in Ag Program

This innovative program will be offered March 22-23, 2019,12:30 p.m., at 1175 Kingsboro Rd., Rocky Mount. Join us for this new …

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Cypress Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cypress weevil, an insect …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …

Figure 1. Cottony maple leaf scale.

Cottony Maple Leaf Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony maple leaf scale, an …

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 …

Claycolored leaf beetles

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

Claycolored leaf beetles are a sporadic pest in the landscape.

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female carpenterworm moth

Carpenterworm

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