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If you’re a North Carolina resident with a question about your garden, lawn, or landscape we can help. Submit …

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A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

Newly revised and recently released by Lucy Bradley and Deanna Osmond, this publication, originally written by Erv Evans, explains …

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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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Twolined spittlebug

Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect …

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Spider mite stippling damage on milkweed.

Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

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Twobanded Japanese weevil

Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

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Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …

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Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape

For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Average Growing Season for Selected North Carolina Locations

Growing season is defined as the number of days without an air temperature of 32°F …