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Mountain Laurel Leaf Blight

Pest alert: Mountain Laurel Leaf blight is caused by the fungus Diaporthe kalmiae (Phomopsis kalmiae). The disease can be …

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Henderson County Tailgate Markets

Henderson County has four active tailgate farmers markets making it easy to buy fresh farm products directly from the …

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Pruning Crape Myrtles

Many gardeners have Crape Myrtles established in their landscapes. Unfortunately, the tree has the dubious distinction among gardeners and horticulturists …

Installing Honey Bees

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension & BRCC present an informative video on installing honey bees from packages into nukes …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Kiwifruit

The kiwifruit is a large, woody, deciduous vine native to the Yangtze Valley of China. …

Comparison of healthy plant with P deficient plant.

Phosphorus Deficiency of Carinata

In this Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard) update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency. These …

disease symptoms on a plant

Marchitez de Fusarium en sandía

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

disease symptoms on squash stem

Pudrición gomosa del tallo en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

disease symptoms on leaf

Añublo polvoriento en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …