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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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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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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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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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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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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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Grape mealybug on the surface of a fruit. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Mealybugs in North Carolina grapes popular

During the last two weeks, there have been several reports of mealybugs in wine grape vineyards.  Mealybugs are sucking insects, the females of which are often coated with white wax. As a by-product MORE » – from   Entomology

Apprentice farmer harvesting carrots

2014 NC Farmer Survey popular

Are you, or do you know, a current or former North Carolina farmer selling locally? If so, please take a moment to fill out or share this brief anonymous survey. The goal is to MORE » – from   Local Food

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4-H Summer Day Camp

4-H Summer Day Camp 2014 Beat the Heat with Pender County 4-H at Summer Day Camp! Pender County is offering a wide variety of fun for everyone this summer! Camper spots are MORE »

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What is Organic Gardening?

Interest in organic gardening is greater than ever but so is confusion over exactly how to accomplish it. How do you provide the nutrients plants need to survive? What can you do about MORE »

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Tomato Growing Primer

Soil temperatures have warmed to above 60 degrees in our region and a late frost is highly unlikely, which means it is time to plant tomatoes! Over the years, I have written more MORE »

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Is It Time To Plant For Summer?

April is the month to get your vegetable garden ready to grow summer herbs and vegetables such as squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil. It is also time to plant annuals and perennials for MORE »

Small mounds caused by ground nesting bees do not damage lawns.

Ground Nesting Bees Not A Threat

Warmer temperatures in the coming days will likely encourage activity by ground nesting and other native solitary bees. These bees are not pests, nor are they a threat to people, plants, or yards. MORE »

Spring newsletter

Spring Extension Gardener Newsletter

Get ready for spring with the latest gardening news! The Spring issue of the Extension Gardener Newsletter is now available online! Extension Gardener is written by horticultural experts with the North Carolina Cooperative MORE »

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Ask an Extension Master GardenerWed Aug 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market, Poplar Grove Plantation, Hwy 17, Wilmington
— 2 weeks away
Ask an Extension Master GardenerWed Sep 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market, Poplar Grove Plantation, Hwy 17, Wilmington
— 1 month away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 2 months away
Ask an Extension Master GardenerWed Oct 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market, Poplar Grove Plantation, Hwy 17, Wilmington
— 2 months away
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