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Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs07/08/2016
Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs06/15/2016
Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide10/06/2023
1. Soils & Plant NutrientsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook MAIN DOCUMENTNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
9. LawnsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings01/31/1999
Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar07/30/2021
13. PropagationNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs08/04/2016
Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners12/12/2018
15. Tree Fruit and NutsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
8. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Plant Propagation by Layering01/31/1999
12. Native PlantsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden11/30/2002
Centipedegrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar08/04/2021
18. Plants Grown in ContainersNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane, and Root Cuttings01/31/1999
How to Organize a Community Garden06/17/2019
Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings02/19/2020
Early Blight of Tomato12/11/2015
2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual MAIN DOCUMENT2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
19. Landscape DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
16. Vegetable GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
11. Woody OrnamentalsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
5. Diseases and DisordersNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
4. InsectsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Identification of Common Trees of North Carolina12/09/2022
What is a Bee Hotel?How to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing08/20/2019
3. BotanyNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
General Pruning Techniques04/07/2020
Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage03/29/2017
GlossaryNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management for North Carolina09/25/2020
Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden06/30/2006
14. Small FruitsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Roses for North Carolina09/30/1994
Raspberries in the Home Garden12/31/1996
Bee Hotel Design and PlacementHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade07/01/2021
Mealybugs08/01/2010
Common Insects of Wildflower Plantings within North Carolina Turfgrass: A Field Guide02/15/2024
Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden01/31/2001
Ambrosia Beetle Pests of Nursery and Landscape Trees02/01/2009
2. CompostingNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Guía de Horticultura para Principiantes10/09/2018
Collard Greens06/22/2020
10. Herbaceous OrnamentalsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Chemical Weed Control2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs01/31/1999
6. WeedsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Asparagus03/27/2020
Lady Beetles in the Landscape05/01/1997
Insect Control2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs for the Home Gardener02/28/1998
Soils and Water Quality05/01/2020
17. Organic GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Backyard Composting of Yard, Garden, and Food Discards04/07/2017
Wheel Bug05/01/1997
Options for Backyard Stream Repair08/08/2018
Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont01/01/2011
How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont04/04/2019
Appendix A. Garden JournalingNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs01/01/2001
Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard08/25/2022
Appendix B. Pesticides and Pesticide SafetyNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Fertilizer Use2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Black Vine Weevil11/01/2003
Winterizing the Herb Garden01/31/1999
Soil, Plots, and PlantersCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
7. DiagnosticsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Choosing and Using Edible Flowers11/07/2019
Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants08/01/2010
Insect and Disease Control of Fruits2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Controlling Mite Pests in Earthworm Beds03/01/1997
Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook MAIN DOCUMENTCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Pests of OkraInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
20. WildlifeNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Sooty Molds11/01/2002
Manage Compost and Soil Contaminated with Broadleaf Herbicides in Residential, School, and Community Gardens04/20/2022
Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens05/06/2020
Appendix G. Permaculture DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Postemergence, Non-Selective Herbicides for Landscapes and Nurseries10/31/1998
Kale06/22/2020
Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape06/30/1999
Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants08/01/2010
Fishing Spiders and Wolf Spiders09/11/2017
Disease and Insect Management in the Home Orchard12/17/2013
Tea Scale05/01/2009
Dogs and Turfgrass Interactions07/21/2021
Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes06/01/2010
Pillbugs and Sowbugs05/01/1997
Anthracnose of Pepper03/22/2021
Disease Control2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality01/01/2000
Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato12/19/2016
Caladiums for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Slugs & Snails on Ornamental Plants04/01/1998
How to Prune Specific Plants04/24/2020
A Small Backyard Greenhouse for the Home Gardener02/01/1996
Darkwinged Fungus Gnats01/01/2004
Dahlias for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Appendix C. Diagnostic TablesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants09/01/2009
Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden12/31/1991
Tools to Make the Cut04/01/2020
Pests of CarrotsInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Growing Edibles in the Landscape11/17/2020
Appendix D. Garden ToolsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Weed Management in Annual Color Beds06/30/2007
Crapemyrtle Aphid05/01/2009
Indian Wax Scale Insect05/01/2009
Appendix E. Season Extenders and GreenhousesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Pests of SweetpotatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
How to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel MAIN DOCUMENTHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Greenstriped Mapleworm07/03/2015
Western Flower Thrips07/01/2009
Cicada Killer Wasp04/01/2002
Weed Management in Okra01/01/2008
Pests of CrucifersInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pesticide Use and Safety Information2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Biological Control of Pests: Questions and Answers for the Home Gardener01/25/2010
Springtails06/01/2002
False Spider Mites05/01/1997
Pests of GardeniaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Pests of LigustrumInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Cottony Cushion Scale08/01/2010
Managing the Impact of Floodwater Contaminants on Soil and Produce in Residential, Community, and School Vegetable Gardens09/24/2020
Before the Cut03/31/2020
Pests of AzaleaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Pests of ConifersInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
How to Send Specimens for Disease, Insect, and Weed Identification2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants02/01/1997
Controlling Sedges in Landscape Plantings12/31/1998
Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants06/01/2009
Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information02/28/2020
NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ Program Brand Guidelines09/11/2023
Pests of BoxwoodInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens01/01/2008
Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables MAIN DOCUMENTInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables01/01/2003
Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants06/01/2009
Black Turpentine Beetle08/01/2003
Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite01/01/2011
Pests of Beans and PeasInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of RhododendronInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Appendix 3. Plants that Produce Hollow or Pithy Twigs and Stems Used by Nesting Bees in Eastern North AmericaHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Snakes08/21/2019
Caring for Your Lawn and the Environment04/14/2020
Funding and ResourcesCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Flower Thrips06/01/2010
Grapes and Berries for the Garden02/01/2004
Lace Bugs07/29/2016
Home Composting with Earthworms09/23/2016
Euonymus Scale04/01/2009
Pests of LettuceInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Chemical Application Equipment2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops02/28/1998
Appendix H. Community Gardening ResourcesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Appendix F. History of Landscape DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/01/2022
Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs07/01/2009
Landscape Management Calendar05/03/2021
Plant Growth Regulators2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Brown Soft Scale04/01/1998
Barklice06/01/2004
Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape04/01/2002
Appendix 4. Building Plans for a Simple Bee Hotel ShelterHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Food Garden DesignCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Potato Aphid on Ornamental Plants09/01/2017
Appendix 1. Bee Hotel ChecklistHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Carpenterworm05/01/2001
Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower01/01/2008
Azalea Leafminer07/29/2016
Cicadas in the Landscape05/01/2002
Silverleaf Whitefly12/01/2006
Black Twig Borer09/01/2003
Arthropod Pests of Rhododendron10/25/2018
Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Trapping03/01/2002
Pests of AsparagusInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables01/01/2003
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the Landscape and in the Home09/01/2009
Pests of PeppersInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of Sweet CornInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden01/31/1995
Home Forcing of Potted Paperwhite (Narcissus)06/30/1998
Leafminer Flies08/01/2010
Cypress Weevil03/01/2004
Getting StartedCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
March Flies05/01/1997
Pests of CamelliaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home01/01/2009
Greenhouse Whitefly05/01/2000
Ornamental Sweetpotatoes for the Home Landscape01/01/2012
Pests of EuonymusInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs MAIN DOCUMENTInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Bandedwinged Whitefly on Ornamentals08/31/2017
A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines01/01/2013
What CAN Be Composted?04/11/2011
Fuller Rose Beetle07/03/2015
Pests of RoseInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Diseases of Ash Trees in North Carolina05/16/2022
Appendix I. More NC State ResourcesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook06/24/2022
Improving Lawn Care and Gardening04/22/2020
Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings05/19/2004
Bearded Iris for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Growing FoodCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Hemispherical Scale08/01/2010
Pests of HollyInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Nantucket Pine Tip Moth08/08/2017
Oystershell Scale Insect on Ornamental Plants08/07/2017
Meet the ResidentsHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
What If Bee Hotels Aren’t Actually Good for Bees?How to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Home Forcing of Hyacinths06/30/1999
Azalea Stem Borer01/01/1994
Hosta Diseases and Pests01/01/2005
Growing Strawberries in Childcare Center Gardens07/27/2023
Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts12/31/1994
Weed Management in Onions01/01/2008
ManagementCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Geranium Culture for Home Gardeners12/31/1997
Pests of DogwoodInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Fig Diseases in North Carolina12/17/2013
Appendix 5. Additional ResourcesHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Selecting Plants for Garden Coherency12/18/2023
Mini-Gardening03/31/1995
Red Imported Fire Ants in the Landscape09/01/2009
Claycolored Leaf Beetle06/10/2015
OrganizationCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Bees in Turf01/01/2009
Pests of LilacInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Food Safety and Garden HealthCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Pests of EggplantInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Abbreviations2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/14/2024
Appendix 2. Plants with Leaves and Fibers Used as Construction Materials in the Nest InteriorHow to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel07/06/2022
Weed Management in Lettuce01/01/2008
TroubleshootingCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Pests of CucurbitsInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Maple Eyespot Gall Midge07/03/2015
Management of Adult Japanese Beetles for Commercial Nursery and Landscape Operations06/01/2009
Site SelectionCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Site PreparationCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Home Forcing of Potted Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)06/30/1998
Ash Whitefly in North Carolina01/01/2010
Camden County Forestry Impacts 202008/09/2022
Growing Blueberries in Childcare Center Gardens07/27/2023
Home Forcing of Daffodils (Narcissus)06/30/1998
Fungus-Infected Seedcorn Maggot Flies04/01/1994
Twobanded Japanese Weevil08/01/1994
Pests of OnionInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of PyracanthaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Easy Fruits to Grow at Childcare Center Gardens07/24/2023
Beyond the Garden GateCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
IntroductionCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Pests of Crape MyrtleInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Walnut Scale Insect on Ornamentals09/12/2017