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Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

If you’re out in the garden this fall consider planting some spring-blooming bulbs. A bulb is a modified stem …

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Regional Food Policy Meetings

The Kerr-Tar region of North Carolina has a deep agricultural history that points to our future potential. In order …

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October 2019 Horticulture News

Fall is for Planting A gardener’s biggest challenge when planting trees and shrubs in this part of North Carolina is …

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Women in Ag - November 2019 News

November Meetings Monday, Nov. 18 – A “Brainstorming” meeting will be at Johnny Bull’s restaurant in Louisburg from 12 noon …

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September Horticulture News

Save the Date! Southeast Strawberry Expo November 6-8, 2019 Location: Hilton Raleigh – North Hills Annual meeting with educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and …

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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 …

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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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Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Brown Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of brown patch.

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Anthracnose in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of anthracnose.

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Algae in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of algae.

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Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

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Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …

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Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape

Each of us are subjected to stresses and pressures every day in our home, work, …