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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

brown patch fungus on fescue

Pest Alert - Brown Patch on Fescue

Brown Patch is a disease caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Rhizoctonia causes turfgrass disease in western North Carolina …

slime mold

Slime Molds- Not a Pest

There are many unusual forms of life on this planet. Man has classified the different types of life into …

hemlock hydrangea rust

Pest Alert - Hemlock Hydrangea Rust

Hemlock hydrangea rust is caused by the fungus Pucciniastrum hydrangeae. This rust is leaf disease of smooth hydrangea Hydrangea …

rust on roses

Pest Alert - Rust on Roses

Rose rust disease has been showing up on ‘knock out’ roses lately. This fungus is a common infection in roses. Rose rust is …

aphids on peas

Pest Alert - Aphids

Aphids are wreaking havoc with garden plants in Henderson County in 2021. We have been getting numerous questions …

stream restoration

Invasive Plant ID and Removal Workshop

Event: Invasive Plant ID and Removal Workshop Date: June 11 Time: 9:30 a.m.–noon Location: Rugby Middle School; 3345 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC …

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