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Aquatic Plant ID & Control Classes

The following 2-hour classes have been approved for A, N, D, and X pesticide applicator continuing education credit: Feb. 28, …

Animal Feeding Operations Draft General Permits

Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Megan Thorpe Date: January 30, 2019 Phone: 919-707-8670 RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced two meetings …

Dune Repair Workshop

A dune repair workshop will be offered by North Carolina Sea Grant, NC Division of Coastal Management, and N.C. …

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Holiday Reminders

Keep your Christmas tree in tip-top shape by following these basic rules: Choose a tree that has pliable green needles …

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December Tips and Tasks

Garden If you are planning on making new garden beds, or expanding current ones, why not do it now …

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Yuck! Is It Polluted?

“Yuck! Is it polluted?” is a frequent question when people see our ditches and waterways with fluffy orange growths, …

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Disease Control

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Plant Growth Regulators

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Chemical Weed Control

This publication covers chemical weed control and weed response to a variety of crops.

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Insect and Disease Control of Fruits

This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and …

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Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

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Fertilizer Use

This publication offers fertilizer suggestions for a variety of crops, including field, pasture and hay …

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2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home

This publication addresses the two major soil problems found on residential properties and how to …

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