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Don't Prune Too Soon!!

Wait until new growth starts in the Spring. Pruning too early may result in: Stimulating new growth that will be vulnerable …

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2018 Dig-In!

9th Annual Dig In! Community Gardens Nourishing Wake County A half day symposium March 10th at Marbles Museum in Raleigh, NC Information and …

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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12. Native Plants

This native plants chapter of the Extension Gardener Handbook defines the term native, why gardeners …

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Gloomy Scale, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Comstock), Hemiptera: Diaspididae

Gloomy scale is an armored scale insect pest of ornamental trees, most commonly red maple …

Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of bagworms, a common ornamental plant …

Lace Bugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of lace bugs, including the azalea …

Maple Eyespot Gall Midge, Acericecis ocellaris (Osten Sacken), Diptera: Cecidomyiidae

This factsheet discusses the biology and control of ocellate gall midges, which cause red and …

Japanese Maple Scale, Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell), Hemiptera: Diaspididae

Japanese maple scale is an exotic, armored scale insect pest of several ornamental trees and …

Fuller Rose Beetle, Naupactus gomanni (Crotch), Coleoptera: Curculionidae

Fuller rose beetle is a generalist herbivore pest of many ornamental trees and shrubs. These …

Greenstriped mapleworm, Dryocampa rubicunda (F.), Lepidoptera: Saturniidae

This Insect Note describes the biology and management of greenstriped mapleworm, a caterpillar pest of …