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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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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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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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Twolined spittlebug

Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect …

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Spider mite stippling damage on milkweed.

Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

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Twobanded Japanese weevil

Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

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Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

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

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Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape

For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Average Growing Season for Selected North Carolina Locations

Growing season is defined as the number of days without an air temperature of 32°F …