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Pesticide Container Recycling

What is the Pesticide Container Recycling Program? The Pesticide Container Recycling program is available to all licensed pesticide applicators. In …

Composting Class

What Is Consumer Horticulture?

As the Horticulture Extension Agent for Union County, I am responsible for the area called Consumer Horticulture. So, what …

Red Flowers in Greenhouse

Caring for Holiday Plants

The tradition of taking plants as gifts to friends and family is part of the holiday season. With modest …

Pruning Trees

Pruning Young Trees

Did you know that winter is the best time to prune trees? Pruning creates fresh wounds on the tree …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

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Fall Excursions

Soon we will be experiencing the crisp cool, sunny days of fall with azure blue skies and leaves turning …

field of goldenrod upclose

Goldenrod, Harbinger of Fall

The bright yellow plumes of the Solidago species that wave gracefully along roadsides and in waste areas from July …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Strawberry plant damage and discoloration

Strawberries: Late Planting and the Use of Floating Row Covers

Planting date, pre-plant soil and bed preparation and plant quality are the three important pillars …

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Water Requirements of North Carolina Turfgrasses

Water is an essential component for plant growth. In turfgrasses it comprises 75 to 90 …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Kentucky Bluegrass

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass.

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Adult sugarcane beetle.

Sugarcane Beetle in Strawberries

This factsheet provides information on the sugarcane beetle and its impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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Spotted Wing Drosophila in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of spotted wing drosophila in strawberries.

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Whiteflies in Strawberries

This factsheet provides information on whiteflies and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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Strawberry Clipper Weevils in Strawberry

This factsheet describes the biology and management of strawberry clipper weevils in commercial strawberry production.

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