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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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Season Extension

Check out the great Season Extension information and resources on the Growing Small Farms website by Debbie …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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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 …

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NC Tree Identification

Trees of North Carolina A Free, On-Line Plant Identification tool Featuring native and naturalized trees of North Carolina. Includes images of bark, twigs, …

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Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook

Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including: varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover …

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Certify Your Pollinator Garden

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Register your pollinator-friendly garden, large or small. Even a container garden can serve pollinators. Million Pollinator Gardens Pollinator …

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Introduction to Plant Identification

The Path to Successful Gardening Six Week Course taught by Bryce Lane NCSU Professor & Lecturer Emeritus, Dept. of Horticultural Science Location JC Raulston …

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9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

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Growing Edibles in the Landscape

This publication provides three examples of edible landscape designs for incorporating edible components into a …

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16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

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Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

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Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes flower thrips, insect pests of grasses and flowering plants.

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Greenhouse Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect …