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Rain Barrels!

Rain barrels are currently available at the Onslow office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. These roughly 50-gallon food-grade rain barrels come …

Keep the Repellent Handy

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

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NOT Giant Hogweed!

Recently there was a webinar on invasive plants in North Carolina. One of the plants highlighted was Giant Hogweed. …

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Cicada Killer Wasps

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

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

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

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Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape

Each of us are subjected to stresses and pressures every day in our home, work, …

Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees

Every nurseryman should know how to prune trees and the reason for the various pruning …

Figure 1. Flowering pot

Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings

Propagation by stem cuttings is the most commonly used method to propagate many woody ornamental …

Figure 1. Simple layering

Plant Propagation by Layering

Stems that are still attached to their parent plant may form roots where they come …

Figure 1. Leaf-petiole

Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane, and Root Cuttings

Some, but not all, plants can be propagated from just a leaf or a section …

The Pour-Through Extraction Procedure: A Nutrient Management Tool for Nursery Crops

By routinely measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) and pH of growing media and irrigation water …

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Controlling Mite Pests in Earthworm Beds

This publication discusses keeping mite pests at bay in worm beds for vermicomposting.

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Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution

With the increasing diversity of North Carolina agriculture, it is important to document and assess …

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