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Caring for Damaged Centipede Lawns

Many centipede lawns in southeastern North Carolina have suffered serious damage this past winter due to cold injury. These damaged lawns contain large areas of dead grass that never greened up this spring MORE »

Stink Bug Management in Cotton popular

Stink bugs are tearing through cotton that has bolls.  Both plant bugs and especially stink bugs and their damage vary widely across North Carolina, but are generally at much higher levels that we’ve MORE » – from   Cotton

Handling Plant Bugs Post Bloom popular

Plant bugs are still being found and treated, even farther into the Coastal Plain than usual.  It seems like a lot of our fields treated for plant bugs in the past have experienced MORE » – from   Cotton

Impacts of Corn Earworm in Bt corn popular

This week, I’ve received multiple reports of corn earworm in Bt corn hybrids that have controlled earworms in the past.  Of the fields I’ve checked, all are properly producing the Bt protein toxic MORE » – from   Entomology

Using predatory mites in strawberries popular

Twospotted spider mites are the most common and significant pest of strawberries grown in North Carolina. Mite management strategies include conventional miticides, organic miticides, and biological controls. See the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual for MORE » – from   Entomology

Worms in Early Season Soybeans popular

I have received lots of reports of worms in early season soybeans.  Sampling numerous fields this week, I can vouch for the fact that corn earworm or tobacco budworm is present, but in MORE » – from   Soybeans

Solving Conflict

What does conflict mean? Conflict means a disagreement, clash, or struggle between two or more people, groups, or forces. Whether it’s dealing with problems and difficult people, struggling to get along in a MORE »

Growing Tomatoes Successfully

From Publication HIL-8107 written by Larry Bass, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Horticultural Specialist, North Carolina State University Tomatoes, relative to the potato, peppers, and eggplant are the most popular garden vegetable in the MORE »

In Hard Times, Grow What You Eat

The economy is in shambles, food prices are up, companies are laying off employees, housing prices are slumping and gardening may not be your priority at this time. Have you ever considered that MORE »

When Can I Prune My Blueberry Bushes?

Blueberries are a great plant to have in the home garden.   Besides having fruit in the summer, blueberries have attractive white or pink flowers in the spring and red to yellow foliage in MORE »

Beekeeping

by Mary Hollingsworth, Horticulture Extension Agent As a child did you ever go into a produce section of a grocery store and wonder where all of the fruits and vegetables came from? Did MORE »

Pruning Shrubs and Trees

One of the most important aspects of tree and shrub management is pruning.  Knowing why, when, and how to prune correctly will make the difference between a healthy, aesthetically pleasing plant and one MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Cotton and Soybean Scouting SchoolTue Jul 29, 2014 Today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road Highway 72 West, Lumberton, NC
— 1 hour away
4-H Life Skills Advisory CommitteeThu Aug 21, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Hoke County Extension Center, 116 W. Prospect Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376
— 3 weeks away
4-H Youth Development Program Advisory CommiteeMon Sep 15, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Horticulture Program Advisory CommitteeThu Oct 9, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main St., Raeford, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Parents as Teachers Advisory CommitteeTue Oct 28, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hoke County Extension Center 116 W. Prospect Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376
— 3 months away
4-H Life Skills Advisory CommitteeThu Nov 6, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376, United States
— 3 months away
Hoke County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council Mon Nov 17, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 South Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376
— 4 months away
Family and Consumer Sciences Program Advisory CommittteeMon Dec 1, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376
— 4 months away
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