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Gardening Volunteer Hours Available!

Join our Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Onslow County and our Horticulture agent, Emilee Morrison on our Discovery Garden workdays! You’ll be …

Earth Science Week: Oct.11-17, 2020

Earth Science Week is October 11–17, 2020. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme …

News From the NC PFAS Testing Network

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a specific group or category of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, …

Giant salvinia ID card

Giant Salvinia Alert!

Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) has been found in Columbus County. This is a federally listed, noxious, invasive aquatic weed. …

Cover photo for Seed Starting Kits Giveaway 2020

Seed Starting Kits Giveaway 2020

In an effort to encourage youth to participate in gardening, N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Onslow County Center offered FREE seed …

Cover photo for 2020 Fall Garden Series

2020 Fall Garden Series

Introducing Our 2020 Fall Gardening Series! Our Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Onslow County are teaching you different gardening tips and tricks …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Improving Lawn Care and Gardening

This question and answer worksheet will help homeowners focus on potential problems with drinking water …

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Managing Lawns and Gardens to Protect Water Quality

The purposes of this factsheet are to identify several major pollutants that often originate in …

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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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16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

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Figure 1. Dead trees from laurel wilt disease.

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease

This Entomology Insect Note describes the disease cycle and management of the red ambrosia beetle, …

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Cicadas in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cicada, an occasional pest …

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