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If you’re a North Carolina resident with a question about your garden, lawn, or landscape we can help. Submit …

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Understanding Lime Application

When lime and fertilizers are applied to soils, the onset of many chemical reactions takes place. Some occur instantly, …

Flooded landscape

Managing Flooded Landscapes

High winds, storm surge, and flooding can devastate your garden and landscape. Safety first- check for downed electrical wires and …

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Grow a Fall Vegetable Garden

The vegetable garden might be looking a little worse for wear by now but, there’s still plenty of growing …

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the western flower thrip, an insect pest of plants that …

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect …

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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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Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

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