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Current Eastern NC Drought

Everyone should be in agreement that 2018 was a wet year – even before H. Florence – in eastern …

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Landscape for Life

When: The class will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning on July 10, 2019, from 6–8 p.m. …

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Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Summer Cover Crops

There is growing interest in the use of short-season summer annual legumes or grasses as …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Caring for Your Lawn and the Environment

This factsheet provides information on how to keep a lawn healthy and attractive and how …

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A master gardener performs research in Mecklenburg County

IV. NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Policies

This chapter of the NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines covers policies of the …

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Hummingbirds and Butterflies

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, …

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