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EMGV Radio

Radio- Podcasts:
Getting Dirty with EMGVs

Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.  Our stories explore gardening in our region, the intersection of horticulture and innovation, and the people who are leading the way. Listen live on WCOM 103.5 FM on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM Follow to our website –for an e-mail alert when a new episode is posted. Subscribe to our podcast to download the show and listen anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter

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EMGV Radio

Radio- Podcasts:
Getting Dirty with EMGVs

Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.  Our stories explore gardening in our region, the intersection of horticulture and innovation, and the people who are leading the way. Listen live on WCOM 103.5 FM on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM Follow to our website –for an e-mail alert when a new episode is posted. Subscribe to our podcast to download the show and listen anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter

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Resources

Quick Links to featured NC Cooperative Extension resources for Gardeners

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Azalea Lace Bug Damage @Pest and Disease Image Library, Bugwood.org

Azalea Lace
Bugs

Azalea Lace Bug Damage @Pest and Disease Image Library, Bugwood.org[/caption] Over 30 different types of lace bugs live in North Carolina. Each species of lace bug specializes in feeding on a specific plant species or plant family. The names of lace bugs typically indicate the types of plants upon which they feed. For example, sycamore lace bugs only feed upon sycamore trees, while lantana lace bugs specialize in feeding on lantana. The lace bug that gets gardeners the most riled up is the azalea lace bug. This common pest does not seriously damage azaleas, but it can make them appear sickly and off-color. Azalea lace bugs (Stephanitis pyrioides) overwinter in the egg stage and hatch in early spring. Nymphs and adults spend most of their time on the underside of azalea leaves, where they use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to remove chlorophyll from the leaf tissue, causing azalea leaves to take on an unsightly, mottled, yellow appearance. If this describes your azalea, check under the leaf for dots of brown or black excrement that are a sure sign your plant has a lace bug infestation. The most effective way to control azalea lace bug is to plant azaleas in the right location—out of direct sun. Planting a diverse landscape also helps reduce the numbers of lace bugs. Chemical control is possible. But if damage can be tolerated, treatment is not necessary because this pest does not threaten the health of azalea shrubs. — Donna Teasley

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Extension Gardener
Newsletter

Extension Gardener Newsletters Extension Gardener Newsletters[/caption] Subscribe to the Extension Gardener email listserv to receive notification when new editions of the newsletter have been posted to the Extension Gardener Portal . Extension Gardener is a quarterly newsletter written by horticultural experts across the state with regional editions focused on the North Carolina coastal plain, mountains, and piedmont.

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Searchable Database of Plants

Searchable Database
of Plants

Searchable Database of Plants[/caption] plants.ces.ncsu.edu  Identify the perfect plant for your yard!  Seach by height, light requirements, leaf color, flower color, ability to atract butterflies and song birds, and much more.

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Plant Problem Diagnosis for Woody Ornamentals in Winter popular

The recordings for the March 24, 2015 – Plants, Pests and Pathogens webinar have been posted:  Recording, Audio-MP3, MP4  This two hour, interactive webinar focused on Plant Problem Diagnosis for Woody Ornamentals in Winter.  The program is MORE »

42,000,000+ Households Gardening

According to a study conducted by the National Gardening Association in 2014 more than 42 million households will grow a vegetable garden and 90% of them will MORE »

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Pollinator Garden App

Identify plants you can add to your garden to attract and support pollinators. Below is a description quoted directly from the Pollinator Partnership website about their free, regionally specific App BeeSmart “With the Bee Smart™ MORE »

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Storm Damage to Trees

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees.  Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess the damage and prune or remove trees. See NC Cooperative Extension publication How to Hire MORE »

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NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference

NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference August 10-11, 2015, Raleigh, NC LOCATION:  NC State University at the Hunt Library (ranked Second Most Amazing College Library in the U.S.A) WEBSITE:   http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference Currently contains information from last year’s conference MORE »

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Wildflower WorkshopMon Apr 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Pitt County Arboretum, 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
— Tomorrow
JC Raulston Arboretum - Gala in the GardenSun May 3, 2015
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 2 weeks away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue May 12, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 weeks away
Pollinator Gardening Workshop & Garden TourTue May 12, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 weeks away
8th Annual Pollinator Day CelebrationSat May 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
Plantsmen's Tour - JCRA 2nd Tuesday of Month 1pm - RaleighTue Jun 9, 2015
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 14, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
— 3 months away
NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture ConferenceMon Aug 10 - Mon Aug 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 4 months away
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