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Painted Rain Barrel with Fish

Rain Barrels!

Rain barrels are currently available at the Onslow office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. These roughly 50-gallon food-grade rain barrels come …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

Toscana Kale

Plant a Fall Garden

Keep your grocery bill down and enjoy a bounty of healthy, fresh vegetables by planting a fall garden this …

Growing Kale From Seed

I may not be holding true to my southern roots to admit it, but I greatly prefer kale to …

Figs

If you have never tasted fresh figs, then you are missing out on one of the south’s greatest summer …

Dying Oaks

Please see information below about the reason our oak trees are dying: Oak Issues in Southeastern …

Cover photo for Pollinators for Pender

Pollinators for Pender

Food Production Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the production of many of the foods we grow and …

Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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Wheel bug

Wheel Bug

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of wheel bugs, an insect pest …

Females insert their egg

Western Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes the western flower thrip, an insect pest of plants that …

Twolined spittlebug

Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect …

Spider mite stippling damage on milkweed.

Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

Twobanded Japanese weevil

Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …

Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape

For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and …

Image is line drawing of plants parts of raspberry.

Raspberries in the Home Garden

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