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Heirloom Tomatoes

FCS@Home: Heirloom Vegetables

Have you ever heard of heirloom vegetables? According to our friends at the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, heirloom …

Field grown tomato plant affected by southern blight

Southern Blight in Tomatoes

Today I would like to talk with you about Southern Blight of tomato and many home gardens right now …

junk food/healthy food

You CAN Eat Healthy on a Budget

One of the biggest myths about shopping for healthier foods is that “only rich people can afford it.” In …

Millipede on house siding

Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

Okra growing on plant

Basics for Growing Okra

Okra is a garden staple in many vegetable gardens in the Piedmont. The first summer after I moved to …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

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Grain Pea Production in North Carolina

This publication discusses the findings of applied research conducted to answer production questions about growing …

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Aerial Web Blight

This soybean disease factsheet covers aerial web blight, a generally minor disease of soybean in …

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Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus of Soybean

This soybean disease information factsheet describes the symptoms and disease cycle of the cowpea chlorotic …

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Tobacco Ringspot Virus of Soybean

Tobacco ringspot virus is a disease of soybean in North Carolina. This factsheet offers information …

Bacterial Blight of Soybean

This factsheet discusses bacterial blight of soybean in North Carolina.

Sting Nematode of Soybean

This soybean diseases factsheet discusses sting nematodes, a minor pest of soybean in North Carolina.

Stubby Root Nematode of Soybean

This factsheet summarizes the symptoms and management of stubby root nematodes in soybean in North …