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Potential track of Florence

Tropical Activity Ramping Up!

We’ve had a quiet hurricane season so far; however, that appears to be changing. The National Hurricane Center has …

Map of US showing regions of higher or lower precipitation probability for August, 2018.

Don't Put Away the Umbrella!

The National Weather Service (NWS) has updated their temperature and rainfall predictions for August. Now, they expect our pattern …

Have You Seen a Diamondback?

According to Jeff Hall, Conservation Biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, sightings of Diamondback rattlesnakes are becoming much …

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

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This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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Impervious Surface Thresholds for Sustainable Urban Tree Planting and Landscape Design

A foundation of IPM in urban landscapes is to put the right plant in the …

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Reward (diquat dibromide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Reward (diquat dibromide).

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Greenstriped mapleworm, Dryocampa rubicunda (F.), Lepidoptera: Saturniidae

This Insect Note describes the biology and management of greenstriped mapleworm, a caterpillar pest of …

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Gloomy Scale, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Comstock), Hemiptera: Diaspididae

Gloomy scale is an armored scale insect pest of ornamental trees, most commonly red maple …

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