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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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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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Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Control

If you have woody ornamentals and trees in your landscape you may have noticed damage from the granulate ambrosia …

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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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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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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: …

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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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Peonies for the Home Landscape

Peonies are long-lived, perennial flowers that produce large flowers in the spring. Colors include black, …

Dahlias for the Home Landscape

Dahlias, are a popular addition to the landscape because they have a wide height range …

Roses for North Carolina

Sooner or later most home gardeners think about growing roses. Landscape uses are quite varied …

Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape

Summer and fall flowering bulbs provide another dimension to gardening. They add beauty and interest …

Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs

This publication offers guidelines on planning a garden and buying bulbs, as well as planting …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

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A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

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Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites

Wet, poorly drained soils present one the most difficult challenges for growing plants in the …