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Beech blight aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) on a beech twig. Photo:SD Frank

Beech Blight Aphids

You might notice twigs on beech trees covered in a woolly sleeve. Get closer and it will begin to …

Bermuda Run Farmer's Market

Opening Day is right around the corner! The Bermuda Run (formerly Peachtree) Farmer’s Market will open this Friday, April …

Rucker's Ramblings - Spring

We have several events coming up this spring so check the newsletter for details and information. Ruckers Ramblings Spring …

Field Crops Newsletter

There are a few events coming up in during the spring so make sure you check out the newsletter …

Cover photo for Mocksville Farmer's Market

Mocksville Farmer's Market

Welcome to March! There is a lot of information for the Mocksville Farmer’s Market. The market will start Wednesday, …

Cover photo for Fescue Workshop - March 14

Fescue Workshop - March 14

Below you will find the attached flyer for the Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop on March 14. The link …

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February Rucker's Ramblings

It’s that time again, your monthly Rucker’s Ramblings is here. Click the link below to read the whole newsletter. February …

The 3 P'S of Fall

PLANTING: Vegetables: Planting time for cool season crops such as leafy greens is NOW. Direct seeding (planting seeds rather than …

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This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

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Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.


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