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Stinkbugs Invade Burke County

If stinkbugs were a crop, Burke County would certainly have an abundant harvest this fall. They are everywhere, in …

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40 Years of Horticulture With Bryce Lane

Celebrate Extension’s 100th Anniversary with Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture Instructor, NC State, and …

Time to Take Charge of the Lawn

It’s been a rough summer out there for lawns. The frequent, pounding rains along with very hot and humid …

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Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease has been identified in the south since the 1940s and although it is a killer of …

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Tough Beans Perplex Gardeners

Each summer I get a few calls from area gardeners with complaints about tough green beans. Most folks around …

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Tomatoes or Walnuts?

It’s a tough choice to have to make. As southerners, we hold our tomato plants in high esteem and …

Blue, Pink, and Purple Hydrangea flowers

Why Don't My Hydrangeas Bloom?

The one garden question that I get at all times of the year is ”why don’t my hydrangeas bloom?” …

Time for Garden Pest Warfare

Seeds are up, the tomatoes are getting taller and the squash and cucumbers are starting to run-now what? For …

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Carpenter Bees Are Officially Here

What could be more frustrating than japanese beetles, boxelder bugs or army worms? The answer is carpenter bees. Anyone …

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