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October Gardening Tips

Now that fall weather is upon us, October a great time to enjoy working in your gardens and landscapes. …

Dealing With Pesky Fire Ants

It has been nice to have a few cooler, fall-like days over the past week. We usually see fire …

muscadine grapes

Grape Season Is Here!

Late summer into early fall is when grapes begin to ripen around Eastern North Carolina. In Wayne County, we …

Air Layering Demonstration

Propagating Houseplants

Propagating houseplants can be a fun and easy way to have more plants or share plants with family and …

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August Gardening Tips

Lawn Late summer is the most effective time to control fire ants with baits. Treat lawns for grubs only if you …

February Gardening Tips

With this recent cold weather, many of us are probably not spending much time outside in our gardens and …

Winter Color in the Garden

Just because it is winter right now does not mean that you have to do without color in your …

Controlling Mosquitoes

I think we all know mosquitoes as the annoying insects that can quickly take the fun out of being …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be difficult …

Mapleworm egg cluster

Greenstriped Mapleworm

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

Figure 3. Greenhouse whitefly nymph.

Greenhouse Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect …

Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution

With the increasing diversity of North Carolina agriculture, it is important to document and assess …

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Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape

Each of us are subjected to stresses and pressures every day in our home, work, …

Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees

Every nurseryman should know how to prune trees and the reason for the various pruning …

Figure 1. Flowering pot

Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings

Propagation by stem cuttings is the most commonly used method to propagate many woody ornamental …

Figure 1. Simple layering

Plant Propagation by Layering

Stems that are still attached to their parent plant may form roots where they come …