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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 …

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Landscape Professionals Workshop

This workshop will offer 3 hours of ornamental and turf pesticide license credits, plus 3 landscape contractor credits and …

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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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Annual Tree Give-Away

Plant a Tree on Arbor Day The 2019 Franklin County Tree Give-Away will be Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m. at …

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Pesticide Collection Day

Free Old/Unused Pesticide Collection Day Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or …

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Pumpkins & the Jack-O’-Lantern

I stumbled upon a rather humorous and anonymous quote recently that states, “It’s time for Fall in the South: …

2018 Fall Gardening Classes Flyer

2018 Fall Gardening Classes

Fall Gardening Classes will be offered at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center,103 S. Bickett Blvd., in Louisburg, from …

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Native Bees in the Landscape

BY: Colby Griffin, Horticulture Extension Agent There are many important native pollinators within your home landscape. One you may not …

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The Colors of Fall

BY: Colby Griffin NC Cooperative Extension Horticulture Extension Agent Reds and oranges and yellows, Oh my! Have you ever wondered what causes …

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Is It a Mole or a Vole?

BY: Charles Mitchell Cooperative Extension Director During the past month, the Cooperative Extension Office has received many questions about moles and …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes

This eight-page publication explains how you can build and maintain a compost pile to manage …

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Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

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Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.