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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 …

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a new and potentially devastating pest of fruit and vegetable crops in the South. …

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2016 North Carolina Peach and Nectarine Disease and Pest Mangement

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Squash Bees

This factsheet discusses how to identify and conserve squash bees, an important pollinator of squash, …

Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise …