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Too Early to Plant?

Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent Our mild winter has rapidly turned into an early spring, leading many gardeners to wonder if …


Tomato Growing Primer

Soil temperatures have warmed to above 60 degrees in our region and a late frost is highly unlikely, which …

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Tall Fescue Damage

There have been numerous reports this week of leaf tip burn on tall fescue. Some have also experienced “yellow …

What Is Organic Gardening?

Written by: Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent Interest in organic gardening is higher than ever but so is confusion over exactly …

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Anthracnose on Liriope

Liriope, often called Lilyturf, is a broadleaf evergreen, clump-forming, perennial. It resembles ornamental grass but it is not a true …


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

Compost Happens!

Written by: Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent There is a completely natural and readily available substance that is guaranteed to help …

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Planting Summer Grass

Written by: Aimee Jarrels, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer of Pender County Who doesn’t want thick, lush, and green grass decorating …

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Spring Lawn Care

Written by: Aimee Jarrels, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer of Pender County Tips For Spring Lawn Care Spring arrives with the first …

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Spotted Lanternfly

Written by: Aimee Jarrels, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer of Pender County When it comes to bugs, the Spotted Lanternfly is …

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Soil Testing

Written by: Aimee Jarrels, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer of Pender County Soil Samples And Soil Testing For Gardens Soil testing may …

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Fire Ants in Commercial Turfgrass, Home Lawns and Landscapes

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fire ants and addresses how to control them as …

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Complete Southeastern US Pest Control Guide

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be defined as a sustainable approach to managing pests by …

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Vertebrate Pest Control

This publication, part of the 2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and …

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Weed Control

Weeds reduce the aesthetic qualities of landscape plantings and compete with nursery crops for nutrients, …

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Disease Control

This table includes a list of fungicides labeled for use on ornamental plants and trees …

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Arthropod Pest Control

Healthy plants are important components of urban landscapes. These plants, however, are subjected to attacks …

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Pesticide Application – Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment

For calibration to be successful, several items need to be taken care of before going …

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