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Cool Weather Spider Mites

The cool weather we have been enjoying may bring a couple of pests to some of the most common …

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Fall Perennial Division

Although fall officially arrived two weeks ago, it has felt like summer the last few afternoons. At least the …

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Fall Planting

Fall is here and isn’t it great! I know that by the end of the summer, many people are …

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When Does Large Patch Begin?

Large patch is the most damaging disease of centipede lawns in eastern North Carolina. It can occur in St. …

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Fall Lawn Care

The official beginning of fall is one week away. I am sure that some of you are ready for …

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What Are the Best Fragrant Shrubs?

Fragrance according to Webster’s Dictionary is an agreeable sweet odor. Evergreen plants provide great backdrops for interesting foliage and …

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Late Summer Lawn Care

As summer gets ready to move into fall there are some important lawn care tasks to continue and new …

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Scale Insects

Scale insects are the most common group of insects to weaken ornamental trees and shrubs in Pitt County. Scales …

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Fall Vegetable Crops

August has arrived and that means several things. Summer is almost over, school will be starting back soon, only …

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How Can I Manage Pecan Pests?

During the fall we get many questions about problems with pecans. Pecans are subject to attack by more than …

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Bermudagrass

I just realized as I sat down to write this weeks article that I have never written one focusing …

Landscape Plants for Wet Sites

Wet, poorly drained soils present one the most difficult challenges for growing plants in the landscape. Excessive moisture displaces …

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Pitt County Arboretum Plant Sale

On Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Pitt County Master Gardener …

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Chasetree

Right now in Eastern North Carolina landscapes, a lovely and under used small, deciduous, ornamental tree or shrub, Vitex …

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Lantana

If your summer annuals just don’t seem to take the heat or meet your needs, you might want to …

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Summer Pruning

Pruning is an important part of tree and shrub care. Many people have plants that need pruning in summer …

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St. Augustine Grass

Even though St. Augustine grass is not as popular as centipede grass is eastern NC I still get quite …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

Cypress weevil

Cypress Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cypress weevil, an insect …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …

Figure 1. Cottony maple leaf scale.

Cottony Maple Leaf Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony maple leaf scale, an …

Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …