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Pesticide Recycling, Union County, Charlotte, Recycling, Going Green, North Carolina Recycles.

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 …

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Tuliptree Aphid

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This factsheet describes the biology of the blackgum Leafslug Sawfly, Caliroa nyssae, and provides residential …

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Pearslug

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Butternut Woollyworm

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Hibiscus Sawfly

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