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Time to Prune Roses

When the forsythia’s start to bloom it is time to prune roses. Learn how from Minda Daughtry, Lee County …

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Garden Calendars

Checkout the NC State Vegetable Planting Calendars and Garden Maintenance Calendars linked from the the Gardening …

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Plants Do That Inside

Indoor plants where we live, learn, heal and work have far-reaching positive effects on our well-being and indoor environment, …

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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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa are tropical, vining plants that produce large fruits similar to cucumbers. When young and …

strawberry planting

14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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13. Propagation

This propagation chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how and why to grow new …

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Orangestriped oakworms

Orangestriped Oakworm

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and management of the orangestriped oakworm, a pest …

Figure 4. Formica subsericea.

Formica Ants in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of formica ants, an insect pest …

Flumioxazin spray drift on knockout rose one week after treatmen

Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase (PPO) Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitor herbicide injury.