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Carolina Cherry Laurel

Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana) is a beautiful native evergreen in the landscape. As a large shrub or small tree, …

Lawn & Garden Soil Sample Box Used to Take a Soil Sample

Taking a Soil Sample

It’s October, which means the weather should be cooling down and time to plant trees and shrubs is right …

Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

Painted Rain Barrel with Fish

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 …

White flowers, s stem with magenta streaks and several compound leaves of the water hemlock plant

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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Selecting Sites for Fraser Fir Production

This publication covers a full range of site factors that can help growers avoid Phytophthroa …

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Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

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Midge resting on leaf

Biology and Control of Non-Biting Aquatic Midges

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying aquatic midges and how to control them.

Poultry Waste Stockpiling Methods: Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation

Due to pollution concerns federal and state regulations and incentives (discussed in this publication) have …

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Figure 1. Example A volume formula.

Use of On-Farm Records for Modifying a Certified Animal Waste Management Plan

Changes in the interpretation of North Carolina water quality rules and technical standards allow for …

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Soils and Water Quality

North Carolina has an abundant supply of clean water, a resource vital to our high …

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Selecting a Strip-Till Rig

Selecting the right tool for a job is essential. When that tool is as important …

3/16/20SoilFacts
Figure 1. Traveling gun irrigation system.

Reducing Drift and Odor with Wastewater Application

This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, …

3/13/20SoilFacts