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Tree Roots

Root Problems and Tree Decline

Most urban tree declines that we see in the landscape is most likely related to root problems. Indicators of …

We Grow Union County

Growing Community

August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

Brown Army Worm

Fall Army Worm

This year there have been several reports of fall army worms damaging pastures. As the name suggests, these pests …

Southern green stinkbug on soybeans

Pest Control in the Fields

With corn coming out of the field, it is easy to forget about pest control in your soybeans that …

Pink Flowers Bloomed

Fall Outings and Planting

Now that schools are in session and Labor Day is here, my thoughts turn to fall, even though our …

Cooking on a Dime

Cooking on a Dime

Happy September everyone! We are officially two-thirds through the year 2021. This year has been a whirlwind and with …

We Grow Union County in front of picture of people at a dinner

Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

Black Rake Raking Orange Leaves

Lawn Care in the Fall

With the heat of summer and the dog days of August upon us, not too many folks are thinking …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Logo with picture of Cows behind

B Q A

The BQA program, which stands for Beef Quality Assurance, is a voluntary national program designed to increase consumer confidence …

Green Leaves

Viral Diseases of Tomato

Viral diseases of greenhouse tomatoes in North Carolina occasionally cause serious damage and large economic loss. The amount of …

Green Cabbage plants

Fall Gardening

It’s the middle of summer, so many are thinking about keeping cool by staying inside or heading for the …

August 2021 - Extension Events

Extension Events - August 2021

August 2 Pesticide Course – X Credit August 5 Successful Gardening Class August 6 Composting 101 Workshop 4-H Photography Workshop August 7 Union County Farmers Market …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

This publication summarizes results from 26 studies addressing the establishment, cell wall content, cultivar improvement, …

5 days ago
Figure 1: Muscadine grapes are a nutritious and tasty snack

Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

2 weeks ago
Table 2.

High Density Apple Orchard Management

This publication focuses on the management techniques and economic analysis of orchards with more than …

3 weeks ago

Rotary Hoe: A Blind Cultivation Tool for In-Row Weed Control

Expanding organic grain markets have increased interest in mechanical weed control. Learn how the rotary …

3 weeks ago

Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

For organic soybean producers increased seeding rates improve early soybean canopy density, which shades out …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …