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What Is Consumer Horticulture?

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

Mulching Leaves

Leave Your Leaves

Did you know that leaving your leaves in beneficial to pollinators? Pollinators are the beneficial insects native to our …

WHEP

What Is WHEP?

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP), is a national program. The basic premise of WHEP is to teach valuable skills …

Sad Face in Snow

Beating Winter Blues

Sometimes, during the winter, people tend to get somewhat depressed in the due to our shorter days and less …

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 …

WE GROW UNION COUNTY

'tis the Season

As we have entered the holiday season, and Thanksgiving has come and gone, UC Extension has much to be …

Helleborus

Hellebores

If you are looking for a minimal care plant with attractive green foliage for your garden, look no further …

Planting Tree

Tree Planting Season

With the cool wet weather comes tree planting season. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County is partnering with the North …

Soil Sample Box

Testing Your Soil

What is one inexpensive way to increase your yields and conserve your soil? Soil Sampling! Now is the time …

October - We Grow Union County

A Fall for All

As the leaves have begun to change and the second month of Fall has come and gone, N.C. Cooperative …

Thanksgiving Food

Food Safety for the Holidays 

Food safety is always important. I have worked in Cooperative Extension for almost 25 years and we always receive …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Glyphosate

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

Steam is directed to the weeds growing in the cracks of pavement

Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina

This publication describes the evaluation of plant survival and vigor on 11 extensive green roofs …

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Diseases of Cool-Season Turfgrasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Pythium root rot.

Pythium Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root rot.

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Pythium blight foliar stand symptoms.

Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.

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Microdochium patch stand symptoms.

Microdochium Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of microdochium patch (pink snow mold).

2 weeks agoTurfFiles
Leaf and sheath blight, a.ka. mini ring, on an ultradwarf bermud

Leaf and Sheath Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of leaf and sheath spot in turf.

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