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flowering shrub

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

You may have heard it said that pruning is both an art and a science. The science part relates …

Late Blight of Tomato

Hello, this is Andrew Baucom, county director here at the Union County Agricultural Center. Even though it is only …

poinsettia

Care of Poinsettia

The poinsettia is a native of Mexico, so it should not surprise us that it needs a little “helping …

cankerworm

Cankerworms

Cankerworm caterpillars are called loopers because they have a gap between their three pair of legs and appendages called …

Fall Is for Planting!

The long-lasting heat of summer that lingered well into fall had me exhausted and without any desire to spend …

Storm Damaged Tree

Storm Damaged Trees

After the recent heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Florence, you may have damage to trees and shrubs in …

Union County Pesticide Disposal Day October 24th

Pesticide Disposal Day - October 24th!

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Union County Center, is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes

This eight-page publication explains how you can build and maintain a compost pile to manage …

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Phytophthora shoot blight on annual vinca

Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Bacterial leaf spot on geranium

Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.