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Cottony Scale on Blueberry

Cottony Scale ( (Pulvinaria sp./spp.) has been observed again this Spring on several commercial blueberry farms in southeastern NC. …

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Pesticide Collection Day

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), in cooperation with the Carteret County Cooperative Extension, will be offering …

Winter weeds

Pre-Spring Weed Control

I’m already getting questions as to which weed and feed product should be used on lawns this time of …

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March Weekend Frost Warning

Saturday, March 12th will start off the day with temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s. However, when the …

Fall lawn

Lawn Care in Dormancy

Hopefully, the lawn has stopped growing by now and gone completely dormant. There may be a little bit of …

photo of foliage, thick stems rooting at the nodes with subteranean flowers photo credit: J C Neal

Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …

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