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Time to Plant

Many folks have given up on their gardens by this time, but there’s an opportunity for some fall crops …

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2018 Drexel Community Fair

As we approach deep summer, the Drexel Community Fair is looming on the horizon. It’s time for gardeners of …

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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

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Coyote Management Workshop

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Burke County Agricultural Building 130 Ammons Drive Morganton, NC 28655 The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along …

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Ant Wars

Most information about ants states that they are social creatures. I don’t care; all I know is that I …

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Is It Ripe?

Do you agonize over the bin of watermelons at the store as you try to choose a good, ripe …

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Mosquito Season Is Upon Us

Along with the periods of heavy rain, heat and occasional drought of summer, we cannot ignore the mosquito. This …

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Mow Frequently - Mow High

What a difference a year makes! This time last year the lawn was barely growing and this year it …

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Burke County Farmers Markets

Burke County Farmers Market Schedule for 2018 Morganton Farmers Market 300 Beach Street Morganton, NC Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon April 28 – October …

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Hot Weather Brings Brown Patch

Damp, steamy days seem to be the norm in Burke County these days and with these weather conditions, homeowners …

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Millipedes in Turf

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

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Japanese Beetles in Turf

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

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Hunting Billbugs in Turf

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

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Hornets in Turf

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

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Ground pearls are very small, pearly shells

Ground Pearls in Turf

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

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Cypress weevil

Cypress Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cypress weevil, an insect …

Figure 1. A group of clover mites on grass

Clover Mites in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the clover mite and addresses how to control it …

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Figure 1. Cutworm larvae.

Cutworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the cutworm and addresses how to control it as …

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