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Find just the right plant using this searchable database.

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*The Buzz on Insects
in the Spring*

        Carpenter bees are beginning to buzz around wooden structures.  If you want to get rid of them swatting them with your tennis racket is faster and has fewer environmental impacts than pesticides.        At this time of the year, honeybees swarm leaving their hives to seek new homes.  These swarms can take a few days to find a permanent home.  They are not aggressive and should be left alone.  During the months of March, April, May and June beekeepers will collect homeless swarms. Check with your Cooperative Extension center for a list of  local beekeepers.

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Extension Gardener

Extension Gardener™ is a statewide horticultural program that provides timely, research-based horticultural information. It helps Carolinians: increase their gardening knowledge, manage their landscapes, and sustain the environment.

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To find NCSU resources when doing a web search, tack “site:.ncsu.edu” to the end of your search. For example “Kudzu Bug site:.ncsu.edu” This will limit the search to items within the ncsu.edu domain. You can search all Universities by using "site:.edu

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Floriculture InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive MORE »

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Veggie Varmint

The “Veggie Varmint” contest, hosted at the Burke County fair each year, is delightful, creative way to connect children with produce. Without the pressure to “EAT IT”, children (and adults) are encouraged to MORE »

Downy Mildew
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Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is here! Look on the tops of leaves for angular, yellow to brown wounds that stop at a leaf vein. Management suggestions: • Plant early in the season so you can MORE »

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Greenstriped Mapleworms

Greenstriped Mapleworms Greenstriped mapleworms are found in the piedmont the end of June and early July. As their name suggests their preferred hosts are maple trees, but they are also found on boxelder MORE »

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Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer, a beautiful but extremely destructive, exotic insect pest, has now been detected in North Carolina. These beetles kill ash trees by feeding on the trunks. So far Person, Granville, MORE »

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Composting WorkshopSun Apr 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
Painters Greenhouse, Roy Moore Road, Old Fort, NC, United States
— 21 hours away
Edgecombe County Master Gardeners Vermicomposting & Composting WorkshopSat Apr 26, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Eastern Carolina Agricultural Center 1175 Kingsboro Road Rocky Mount, NC 27801
— 7 days away
Pollinator Day CelebrationSat May 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue May 13, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 weeks away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue Jun 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 months away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue Jul 8, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 months away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue Aug 12, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 4 months away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue Sep 9, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 5 months away
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