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Soil Sample Information

Soil Test Kits If you need to test soil samples from your yard or garden, please stop by the extension …

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The Basics of Raised Bed Gardening

Would you like a vegetable garden, but don’t have space for a large conventional garden? Or perhaps you would like …

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New NCDA&CS Form for Soil Tests

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has just released a new Soil Test form for Gardeners. Download the …

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NC FarmLink

NC FarmLink was recently featured in Tobacco Farm Quarterly. In the article, found on page 18, journalist, Lara Ivanitch …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

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We Want to Hear From You!

As we head into the fall season and look forward to a new year, our office is envisioning what …

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Figure 1. Bees in turf.

Bees in Turf

This Entomology Insect Note describes the control of bees in turfgrasses.

Uvas de racimo en el huerto de la casa

Las uvas son agradables golosinas de verano que se pueden consumir frescas o en forma …

Uvas muscadinias en el huerto de la casa

Las uvas muscadinias están bien adaptadas a la llanura costera de Carolina del Norte, donde …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Figure 1. Adults and eggs of the southern red mite.

Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the southern red mite and …

Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings

There are many species of bamboo sold in the nursery trade, some more invasive than …

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Tall Fescue, Hard (Fine) Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue, hard …