Pitt County Extension Programs

Click the link below in order to find news articles related to Home Horticulture topics in Pitt County written by Danny Lauderdale, Extension Agent – Horticulture. Also on this page are monthly garden calendars.



Looking for the new Horticulture Extension Agent!

Pitt County Cooperative Extension is searching for an well qualified educator to serve as our Horticulture Agent in Pitt County.  Consult our job posting to see if you meet the qualifications and expectations MORE »

Danny will be working with Nursery and Greenhouse Growers in eastern NC starting March 1, 2016.

Farewell and Good Gardening!

About 20 years ago my career with North Carolina Cooperative Extension started with an article written by Mitch Smith, now retired County Extension Director of Pitt County. In the article he introduced me MORE »

Pruning should improve growth, form, and flowering of landscape plants.

Winter Pruning

Winter is the right time to prune many types of plants in our landscapes. For those who are interested in pruning timing and techniques, I hope this helps. Generally, late fall, winter and MORE »


Crapemyrtle Pruning

No matter where I go someone asks or comments about pruning crapemyrtles. Since it is the time of year when many people prune crapemyrtles, it is a good time to review the process. MORE »


Controlling Winter Lawn Weeds

            During February, March, and April each year, my office receives numerous calls on lawn weeds. The best time to control them is between now and February. The first question we usually get MORE »

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