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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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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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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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Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook

Southeastern
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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Tomato Late Blight
image by Gerald Holmes - Bugwood

Tomato Late
Blight

Phytophthora infestans is the oomycete responsible for both Tomato Late Blight and Potato Late Blight and was the cause of the 1840 Irish Potato famine. Tomato Late Blightimage by Margaret McGrath, Cornell Bugwood[/caption] It also attacks other members of the solanacea family including petunia and nightshade affecting all above-ground portions of the plant. Symptoms appear first on the younger leaves as irregularly shaped lesions and white cottony growth on the underside of the leaf. Cool (nights in the 50s-60s and days in the 80s), wet weather and clouds provide optimal conditions for the disease. Tomato Late Blightimage by Gerald Holmes - Bugwood[/caption] Management Grow resistant varieties Plant early in the season Prevent water from staying on leaves Remove infected leaves, fruit, plants, and weeds .

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Fun with Muscadines for the Whole Family

I hope that these recent weeks have found you enjoying the brimming bounty, the juicy delight, the healthful wonder of the muscadine grape! Whether you eat the seeds or spit them, or crunch MORE »

Plant Diagnostic Workshop Set for October 7, 2016

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic (PDIC) will conduct a hands-on workshop in plant disease diagnosis for NCCE Area Specialized Agents and County Agents. Date: Friday, October 7, 2016Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Place: …

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Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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 online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE »

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Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Oct 8, 2016
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Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
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