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Debbie Dillion

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Union County Centerdddillio@ncsu.edu
Street Address: 3230-D Presson Rd
Monroe, NC 28112
Mailing Address: 3230-D Presson Rd
Monroe, NC 28112

Recent Posts by Debbie Dillion

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Preserving Fruits & Vegetables

Preserving fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and provide healthy food for your family. If …

Red Imported Fire Ants on the ground

Red Imported Fire Ant

My first introduction to red imported fire ants was in Alabama a few years ago when I was attending …

chicken steak and sausage on the grill

How Green Is Your Grill?

With Independence Day just around the corner, many of us are planning the meal we will cook to share …

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Japanese Beetles

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

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica, is a native, deciduous to a semi-evergreen shrub that grows in the southeast along stream …

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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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Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Many landscape trees and shrubs have been over-planted because they are maintenance-free, because they are a fast-growing screen, or …

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