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Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook

Vegetable Crop Handbook

Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook[/caption] Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including:  varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover crop selection, pesticide selection, grafting, postharvest handling, pest management and much more!

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Asian lady beetles
have begun their search for winter quarters.

image by Saaby[/caption] Beetles have begun focusing their attention on finding a place to spend the winter. Among their favorite sites are crevices in tree bark, rock outcroppings, and buildings. In most cases, the beetles are a minor inconvenience but occassionally people's houses have been inundated with literally thousands of lady beetles. The beetles can pinch and some people can develop allergies to airborne particulates from lady beetle carcasses. If you squish them, the beetles excude an odor and leave a yellow-brown stain, however, beetles do not cause structural damage. Management: exclusion vacuume up indoor beetles blacklight traps More Information by Mike Waldvogel and Patty Alder

Coastal Planting Guide

Native Plants for
Coastal North Carolina Landscapes

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/Coastal_Planting_Guide.pdf Funded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and developed through a collaboration between the US Fish & Wildlife Service and researchers at the North Carolina State University Herbarium, as well as numerous partners, including the Beach Vitex Task Force, the North Carolina, Aquarium, and Sea Grant. To request a hard copy, please contact:Dale Suiter (USFWS) http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/Coastal_Planting_Guide.pdf[/caption]

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Extension Master

Since 1979 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes. Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with NC Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. Under the guidance of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40 hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40 hour internship. To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service and 12 hours of continuing education each year. Seventy three counties offer the Extension Master Gardener program and there are currently over 4,000 active Extension Master Gardener volunteers.   Go to NCEMGV.org for information on how EMGVs can help you, how you can become and NC EMGV, and how you can support the program.

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Building Raised Beds

Rehab Raised Beds

Raised beds are a great way to garden in heavy clay soil.  But like everything else they deteriorate over time.  Master Gardener Charles Murphy tells us how to re-hab old raised beds and MORE »

Tales of the Turkey Tail

Thanks to very successful conservation efforts, you may be lucky enough to see a wild turkey if you take a walk in the woods after your Thanksgiving dinner. But it would not take …

– from the   PDIC blog

Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease in NC

The causative agent of Chagas disease is a protozoan called Trypanosoma cruzi, seen here at center among human blood cells. Image courtesy of Public Health Image Library (PHIL)/CDC/ Dr. Mae MelvinNews reports out …

– from the   PDIC blog

Dig In!! Save the Date – 3/12/16 Symposium in Raleigh popular

Sponsored by Advocates for Health in Action and hosted by Marbles Kids Museum, the 7th Annual  Dig In! will be March 12, 2016. The workshop will explore urban agriculture, community gardens and edible gardens in schools, child care MORE »


Poinsettia are Here popular

NC State plays a big role in brining new poinsettia cultivars to the marketplace.  Find out what’s new and how to keep your poinsettias looking great when Lise Jenkins interviews Dr. John Dole MORE »

Blue Beech

The Perfect Tree popular

Orange county Master Gardener Carol McPherson takes a look at Carpinus caroliniana, also known as the American Hornbeam, and tells the listeners of Getting Dirty with Master Gardener radio show and podcast that it is MORE »

2015 NC State Poinsettia-Sale

Poinsettia Sale, Dec 10-12 popular

This year the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association will be selling poinsettias at the JC Raulston Arboretum/Horticultural Field Labs, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh Thursday, Dec 10th, 11 am – 5 pm, Friday, Dec 11th, 11 MORE »

crates of apples

Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table popular

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture “Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table” Mike Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Mike Parker is an MORE »

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Planning the 3-Season Vegetable GardenThu Jan 14, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Planning the 3-Season Vegetable GardenSun Jan 17, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 2 months away
Planning the 3-Season Vegetable GardenWed Jan 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 2 months away
Planning the 3-Season Vegetable GardenTue Jan 26, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Guilford County Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 2 months away
Proper Pruning Prevents Poor Plant PerformanceWed Jan 27, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 2 months away
Proper Pruning Prevents Poor Plant PerformanceThu Jan 28, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Education Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Bryce Lane,“40 Years of Horticulture: Observations, Inspirations, and Invitations”Sat Jan 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
403 Government Cir, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
— 2 months away
Proper Pruning Prevents Poor Plant PerformanceSun Jan 31, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 2 months away
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