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Fall Outings and Planting

Now that schools are in session and Labor Day is here, my thoughts turn to fall, even though our …

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Union County Heritage Festival

Plan now to attend the upcoming Union County Heritage Festival & Wild Turkey 5K Run & Walk, Saturday, September …

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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

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Lawn Care in the Fall

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

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Green Leaves

Viral Diseases of Tomato

Viral diseases of greenhouse tomatoes in North Carolina occasionally cause serious damage and large economic loss. The amount of …

Green Cabbage plants

Fall Gardening

It’s the middle of summer, so many are thinking about keeping cool by staying inside or heading for the …

August 2021 - Extension Events

Extension Events - August 2021

August 2 Pesticide Course – X Credit August 5 Successful Gardening Class August 6 Composting 101 Workshop 4-H Photography Workshop August 7 Union County Farmers Market …

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Verticillium Wilt of Tomato

Verticillium wilt is caused by two different species of a soilborne fungus: Verticillium albo-atrum and Verticillium dahliae. Initial symptoms of Verticillium wilt include …

Bumps on Tree Branch

Obscure Scale

Many scale insects are serious pests of ornamental shrubs and trees. Obscure scale is an armored scale that feeds …

Green and Yellow Plant Wilting

Fusarium Wilt of Tomato

Fusarium wilt of tomato is caused by the soilborne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici mainly causes wilt …

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Carpenter Ants

It is common to have questions concerning carpenter ants. Carpenter ant nests are usually constructed in wood that is …

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Summer Vegetables & Heat

With the high heat of summer, I often receive calls from folks asking why their vegetables are not producing. …

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Fall Armyworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fall armyworms and addresses how to control them as …

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Appendix A. Garden Journaling

This appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook describes the value of garden journaling and different …

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Appendix B. Pesticides and Pesticide Safety

This appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will help readers to understand the impact of …

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Carpetgrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This factsheet provides instructions on how to properly care for carpetgrass year round. It also …

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Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants

North Carolina's native plants provide well-adapted food and cover for the state's wildlife. This publication …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

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Zoysiagrass

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of zoysiagrass.

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Kentucky Bluegrass

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass.

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