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Various Herbicides

There's an "Icide" for That!

This time of year, with every passing warm day, a hot topic has been spraying herbicides on home lawns. I …

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Got Boxwoods, Have Problems?

I’ve been in and out of town the last few weeks with conferences, workshops, and training. While I am …

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Urban Trees

Urban trees have a tough row to hoe! Imagine, if you will, living in starvation for most of your …

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What Is My Favorite Season?

My youngest daughter, Willa Grace (6), asked me what my favorite season is this week. I really had to …

Picking and Keeping Pumpkins

It seems like it is finally fall! These cool nights and moderate temperature days feel so good. This is …

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What in the wide world of horticulture is a geophyte? Well, I didn’t know to be honest. As I was …

Non-astringent Persimmon

What Is This Orange Fruit?

I am teaching an Extension Master Gardener℠ training series right now at the Beaufort County Center. This is where …

Cover photo for 2022 Holiday Wreath Sale

2022 Holiday Wreath Sale

It’s time for our yearly Holiday Wreath sale! Please see the link below to print and fill out the …

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Garden Tour

Come check out our Garden Tour October 15th! 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon This is a great opportunity for the public …

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Just Grow It!

Just Grow It! is a 9-week youth horticulture program that can be enjoyed by families and youth between the …

Lichen on a tree branch. Rob Routledge, Sault College,

Good Advice?

One of the best things we can ever receive is good advice. Where does good advice come from? King …

Shade, Excess Moisture, and Herbicide can create a deadly combination for turf.

What's Wrong With My Lawn?

This has been the topic of the week this week heading into Memorial Day Weekend! I have had more …

Kudzu Bugs on Fig. - Michelle Haney NCSU

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

We have bugs all around us however, many we have never seen before and do not know if they …

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Solitary Oak Leafminer

This factsheet describes the biology of the solitary oak leafminer, Cameraria hamadryadella, and provides residential …

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Pillbugs and Sowbugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of pillbugs and sowbugs, insect pests …

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Striped Mealybug

This factsheet describes the biology of the striped mealybug, Ferresia virgata, and provides residential management …

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Wool Sower Gall Wasp

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the wool sower gall wasp, Callirhytis seminator, …

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Yellow and Black Flat Millipede

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellow and black flat millipede, Apheloria tigana. …

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Aleuroplatus vaccinii Whitefly

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Sunflower Moth

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