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  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and improved and even better than before. “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE » – from   Gardening


Summer Issue of Extension Gardener is Now Available! popular

Check out the New Issue of Extension Gardener, Summer 2016 Regional Information Smart Gardening: CoCoRahs Permaculture Design Moles or Voles Organic Lawn Management Tips and Tasks State News Sustainable Gardening What’s Wrong with My Plant? MORE »

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Native Plants at the NC Botanical Garden Native Habitat popular

Getting Dirty in Your Garden Extension Master Gardener Radio Show and Podcast The Benefits of Native Plants Chris Liloia, Curator of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Native Habitat Gardens Recommended Resources Green Gardener MORE »


New Edition of Extension Gardener Posted

Check out the latest edition of the Extension Gardener Newsletter Winter 2016! Congratulations and thank you to Managing Editor Shawn Banks, Regional Editors Randy Fulk, Donna Teasley and Sam Marshall and Katy MORE »

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What Is Wrong With My Basil Plant?

If you’re planning to make pesto from your summer basil crop, do it sooner rather than later. This is because basil downy mildew, a fungal disease that attacks basil leaves, is now active MORE »

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 »

Downy Mildew
Image by Gerald Holmes, courtesy of Bugwood

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 harvest 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 »

Emerald Ash Borer 
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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 »