Commercial horticulture — fruit, vegetable and landscape plant production — represents a fast-growing segment of North Carolina’s economy. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers implement research-based production practices, investigate high-value alternative crops, develop sound business plans and explore new marketing options to ensure continued farm profitability, environmental stewardship and quality of life.
CHECK THIS OUT !!! The Department of Horticultural Science’s Titan arum is about to bloom ! You are cordially invited to visit this rare, exotic tropical wonder this week to witness the bloom MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
Vegetable Garden Plant cool season crops like radishes, spinach, and lettuce in September. Cool season herbs like dill, parsley and cilantro can be sown or transplanted. Plant garlic and onion until November. Choose MORE »
Root knot nematodes have stunted the roots of this tomato plant. Nematodes are a common problem in sandy soils. Nematodes are microscopic worms that live in the soil. Many nematodes are beneficial, preying MORE »
Wednesday September 14 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Chatham County Cooperative Extension In late 2008, I planted a demonstration pollinator garden at Chatham Mills to provide forage from early spring to late fall for pollinators such as honey MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was reported to NCSU Extension Agent on August 25, 2016 from a conventional tomato field in Buncombe County, NC. Symptoms were first observed on MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
Cucurbit downy mildew has been reported on pumpkin and cucumber in Ashe and Haywood Counties, respectively. Downy mildew, caused by the oomycete Pseudoperonospora cubensis, infects leaves and can result in significant yield loss. It was reported through the CDM MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology