Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
Fall is a”buggy” season. Most summer insects such as mosquitoes, yellow jackets and garden pests are still around, and joining them are a whole host of fall caterpillar insects. We are beginning to MORE »
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has updated Web Soil Survey to include numerous improvements and new features. Read all about the latest version: Web Soil Survey 3.0 New MORE »– from Soils
N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world. Read more at National Geographic’s Fertilized MORE »– from Soils