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Carrots in the garden

Winter Garden Crops

There isn’t anything to plant in the garden this month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do …

Cover photo for Wasps at Porch Lights

Wasps at Porch Lights

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

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Crop Rotation Tips

If you have a vegetable garden or otherwise grow annual plants, a one-time proven cultural method for preventing disease …

Squash bug

Squash Vine Borer Prevention

I was out inspecting a garden recently and noticed a couple of insects that I thought were worth noting. The …

Cucumber

Plant What You Like to Eat

It’s not too late to plant a vegetable garden. There are still lots of plants in the garden centers. …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, describes food banks and …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Best Management Practices for Agricultural Nutrients

This factsheet for farmers describes ways to control the harmful effects of excess nutrients while …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

A live, small tan/yellow phorid fly

Phorid Flies

Phorid flies are small flies that breed in moist, decaying organic matter and can be …

3 weeks ago
Photo of brown spot on soybean

Brown Spot of Soybean

Brown spot is a common pathogen in soybeans in North Carolina. Symptoms from brown spot …