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’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension 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.
If you’re planning to make pesto from your summer basil crop, do it sooner rather than later. This is because basil downy mildew, a fungal disease that attacks basil leaves, is now active MORE »– from Extension Gardener
The following Disease Alert was written by Dr. Frank Louws, NCSU Plant Pathologist Late blight was detected in Buncombe County, NC in the afternoon of July 10, 2015. This is the first report MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Protecting and Enhancing Bat Populations to Help with Pest Control on the Farm from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday August MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The first cases of Basil Downy Mildew for the 2015 season have been reported in North Carolina. Growers should be on the lookout for this disease and contact their Extension Agent if they MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Wednesday July 8 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room at the Chatham Community Library located at the Central MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the MORE »– from Growing Small Farms