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Care of Cool-Season Lawns

While mid-September to early October is considered the ideal time for establishing cool-season turfgrasses such as fescue and Kentucky …

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Kudzu Bugs and Stink Bugs

Have you noticed a tiny, tank-like insect scurrying around the outside of your home? If you notice a dark …

Pink Zinnia

July 2020 Horticulture News

Zany for Zinnias What comes to mind when you think of summertime? For Eastern North Carolina, it could be sweltering …

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Woodland Plant Identification

Colby Griffin, Extension Agent – Agriculture, Commercial and Consumer Horticulture, identifies common native and non-native plants and describes each. Woodland …

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Mid-Spring Home Gardening News

What’s That Buzzing Sound? Carpenter Bees Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees frequently seen in spring hovering around the eaves …

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Green Industry News - April 27, 2020

NC Urban Forest Council – Upcoming Informational Webinars The following events will be offered by the NC Urban Forest Council: Carolina …

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February 2020 Green Industry News

Winter Glyphosate Applications to Bermudagrass Glyphosate applications to dormant bermudagrass in winter are excellent for general weed control. Many weeds, …

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February 2020 Horticulture News

February 2020 Horticulture News – N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center Franklin Friends of Horticulture Franklin Friends of Horticulture is a home gardening …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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Insect Control

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Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

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Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot in the Landscape

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