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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 …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Figure 1. Hunting billbug adult (lateral)

Hunting Billbugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the hunting billbug and addresses how to control it …

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White grub

White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

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Figure 1. Adult Scoliid wasp

Scoliid Wasps in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the scoliid wasp and addresses how to control it …

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Globular springtail

Springtails in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of springtails and addresses how to control them as an …

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Garden Millipede (Oxidus gracilis)

Millipedes in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the millipedes and addresses how to control them as …

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Figure 1. Adult Yellowjacket

Yellowjackets in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the yellow jacket and addresses how to control it …

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Postemergence Grass Control in Landscapes and Nurseries

Annual and perennial grasses can be selectively controlled in most broadleaf crops and landscapes using …

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Figure 1. Japanese beetle adult

Japanese Beetles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle and addresses how to control it …

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