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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 …

Fall Webworm Nest

Fall Webworms

Bagworm is a catch-all term that many home gardeners use to refer to several leaf-chewing caterpillars. We have three …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Cultivo en macetas de verduras para ensalada.

Guía de horticultura para principiantes

Esta publicación proporciona información sobre la planificación y el mantenimiento de un huerto casero. Los …

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Florida betony growth habit.

Florida Betony

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of florida betony.

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Great Spangled Fritillary

Butterflies in Your Backyard

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following …

3 days agoUrban Wildlife
Figure 4. Formica subsericea.

Formica Ants in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of formica ants, an insect pest …

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

Figure 1. Brown Soft Scale (A) Adult (B) Crawler.

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

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Figure 1. Indian wax scale crawlers under wax cover.

Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes common aspects of biology and management of soft scale insects …

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