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Cucurbit downy
mildew

A foliar, fungal like disease of cucumbers, cantaloupe, melons, squash and pumpkins, Pseudoperonospora cubensis generally arrives in North Carolina in May or June and escalates through fall. Cucurbit downy mildew, Top of leafimage by Gerald Holmes[/caption] Minimize cucurbit downy mildew damage by: Keeping leaves dry when possible: Water the soil rather than the plant Use drip irrigation Water early in the day Space plants to allow air circulation. Plant early in the season to harvest before fall when disease levels are highest in North Carolina. At present, no resistant varieties are available. More Information and Images

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Cucurbit downy mildew , Bottom of leaf
image by Gerald Holmes

Cucurbit downy
mildew

A foliar, fungal like disease of cucumbers, cantaloupe, melons, squash and pumpkins, Pseudoperonospora cubensis generally arrives in North Carolina in May or June and escalates through fall. Cucurbit downy mildew, Top of leafimage by Gerald Holmes[/caption] Minimize cucurbit downy mildew damage by: Keeping leaves dry when possible: Water the soil rather than the plant Use drip irrigation Water early in the day Space plants to allow air circulation. Plant early in the season to harvest before fall when disease levels are highest in North Carolina. At present, no resistant varieties are available. More Information and Images

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Therapeutic
Horticulture

Therapeutic Hort Portal[/caption] Therapeutic Horticulture Portal Horticultural therapy is a dynamic intervention that uses nature-based activities to promote learning and healing.  This website was designed to serve participants and their families, volunteers interested in supporting programs, interns seeking professional certification as well as professionals and service providers interested in offering therapeutic horticulture opportunities.

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Extension Master
Gardeners

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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@HortJobs4U

A twitter feed of Horticulture Job posting around the world.  Subscribe for regular updates or visit the website to check what's open now. @HortJobs4U

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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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Now hiring . . . popular

  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

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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 on-line, both as a pdf and, for easy MORE »

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40 Gallon Challenge popular

Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day.  There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE »

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Spring into Summer Gardening SymposiumThu Jun 2, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
1806 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893, USA
— 7 days away
Tour D'Coop, Raleigh, Tour of Backyard Chicken CoopsSat Jun 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
http://tourdcoop.com/
— 1 week away
Pollinator Workshop & Garden TourMon Jun 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Jun 8, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 2 weeks away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Jun 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourSat Jun 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourMon Jun 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
Pollinator Garden TourThu Jul 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 1 month away
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