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Fall Is for Planting

A gardener’s biggest challenge when planting trees and shrubs in this part of North Carolina is the soil… Read the …

Stopping Fire Ants

NOW is the time of year Fire Ants are most active…. click here to read: GardenFallArticle2016- …

Thinking About Selling Timber?

Many farms in Franklin County are diverse…that is, they have many types of income producing enterprises such as livestock, …

Be Careful With Phosphorus

The middle number in the bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer you buy for your garden indicates the percentage of phosphorus …

Houseplants for the Holidays

Plants with bright foliage or colorful flowers add tremendously to holiday decorations. Have you thought about or started purchasing …

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Container Gardening

Container gardening is more popular than ever. Edibles can be grown in containers in a variety of outdoor spaces. …

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Time to Plant Trees

Trees not only provide beauty in a landscape, but can also reduce energy costs by shading a house and …

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Streams Need Shade

As summer fades into fall in central North Carolina the weather can still be hot. On a hot day …

Natural Mosquito Control

2014 is turning out to be a good year for mosquitoes. Warm weather and occasional heavy rain allow for …

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Those Pesky Japanese Beetles!

It is that time of year again when Japanese beetles are flying around and devouring plant material. We have …

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Improving Lawn Care and Gardening

This question and answer worksheet will help homeowners focus on potential problems with drinking water …

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Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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Non-Honey Bee Stinging Insects in North Carolina

This article describes and defines the different types of insects that sting and are also …

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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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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

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19. Landscape Design

This Landscape Design Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses the principles design as well …

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Figure 1. Japanese beetle.

Management of Adult Japanese Beetles For Commercial Nursery and Landscape Operations

This entomology insect note describes the management of Japanese beetles in commercial nursery and landscape …

Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …