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Fall Bulb & Plant Sale

Fall is a great time to plant many landscape plants. The soil is still warm, so root growth can …

Flower Bulbs

Bee Hotels & Fall Bulbs!

Join the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Union County for their next Successful Gardener program on Thursday, October 3, …

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Goldenrod, Harbinger of Fall

The bright yellow plumes of the Goldenrod that wave gracefully along roadsides & in waste areas from July to …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

azalea lace bug

Azalea Lace Bug

One of the most damaging pests to the Rhododendron species, Azalea Lace Bug can infest large or small plantings …

fall leaves on grass lawn

Fall Lawn Care

With the heat of summer and the dog days of August upon us, not too many folks are thinking …

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Fall Vegetable Gardening

As summer comes to an end, many are thinking about keeping cool and perhaps heading for the beach or …

Garden prep

Sustainability in the Garden

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, sustainable means “harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not …

What's Growing In Your Mulch?

There are several decay organisms that will live and thrive in hardwood mulch in your garden. Mushrooms are common, …

Flowers in Union County Teaching Gardens

Gardening Tips

Summer is here and the gardening is easy! Here are a few tips to help keep your garden in …

Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

brown dog tick

Tick Season Is Here

Ticks are most active between April – September. When seeking a blood meal, ticks crawl up onto grass or …

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Slugs & Snails

Slugs and snails are much like some insects in their biology. Their damage to ornamental plants resembles that done …

Japanese Beetles on leaves

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles will be showing up in gardens soon. The adults emerge from the soil and like to feed …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

mosquito

Reducing Mosquito Populations

Mosquitoes are important pests because their irritating bites often interfere with outdoor activities and can transmit the disease to …

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Springtail

Springtails

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

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Pillbugs and sowbugs

Pillbugs and Sowbugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of pillbugs and sowbugs, insect pests …

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Figure 1. Adults and eggs of the southern red mite.

Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the southern red mite and …

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Figure 1. Sooty mold.

Sooty Molds

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of sooty molds, fungi that grow …

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spotted garden slug

Slugs & Snails on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of slugs and snails, insect pests …

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Caladiums for the Home Landscape

Caladiums are grown for their long-lasting, colorful foliage. Color combinations include various shades of red, …

Asparagus shoots

Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Orangestriped oakworms

Orangestriped Oakworm

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and management of the orangestriped oakworm, a pest …