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Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

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Grow an Edible Landscape

The term “edible landscape” is or will become quite familiar to many North Carolinians in future years due to …

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Extension Gardener Summer 2019 Issue

In this issue of the Extension Gardener Newsletter… PIEDMONT NEWS Squash bug management Grow summer microgreens Pesticide disposal day Fleas Practice lawn observation Tips and tasks STATE …

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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Pesticide Disposal Day April 13, 2019

WHEN: April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: Stanly County Agri-Civic Center WHO: Farmers, Gardeners, and Homeowners WHAT: Any pesticides (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, etc.) Please …

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