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Kudzu bugs on Fig leaf in May

Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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Kudzu bugs on Fig leaf in May

Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

With the first tropical storm of the season hitting July 4th weekend, I hope you have a plan in place for evacuation and the safety of your family but here’s the million dollar MORE »

Childhood Overweight a Huge Problem

Open your window on a sunny afternoon, and what do you hear, birds chirping, children laughing and playing games.  Odds are these days that you’ll hear the birds but not the children. Today, MORE »

Do you really know why you’re so busy?

How many of you are like me constantly on the go, juggling career, partner, kids, friends, and volunteering?   Are there ever enough hours in the day? Sometimes it feels like the answer is MORE »

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National Honeybee Day CelebrationSat Aug 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Old Waynesborough Park, U.S. 117 Alternate, Goldsboro, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
4-H County Council/Leaders MeetingThu Sep 4, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Wayne Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC 27530
— 1 month away
National 4-H WeekSun Oct 5 - Sat Oct 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
N.C. State FairThu Oct 16 - Sun Oct 26, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
— 3 months away
Make A Difference DaySat Oct 25 - Sat Oct 25, 2014 - ALL DAY— 3 months away
4-H Favorite Food ShowThu Nov 13, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Wayne Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC 27530
— 3 months away
4-H Movie NightFri Dec 12, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Wayne Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC 27530
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Corn/Soybean Production MeetingSun Jan 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Wayne Center, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC 27530
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