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Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape05/23/2016
Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings01/31/1999
1. Soils and Plant NutrientsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
9. LawnsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide09/04/2015
12. Native PlantsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Plant Propagation by Layering01/31/1999
Tall Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar12/01/2000
15. Tree Fruit and NutsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs07/08/2016
Pruning and Training Thornless Blackberries12/31/1996
Carpenter Bees07/01/2018
Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar12/01/2000
5. Diseases and DisordersNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Cultivation of Ramps (Allium tricoccum and A. burdickii)06/30/2001
Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane, and Root Cuttings01/31/1999
Seed and Seed Quality01/01/1991
Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar01/01/2000
North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook MAIN DOCUMENTNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Centipedegrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar12/01/2000
2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual MAIN DOCUMENT2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/15/2019
18. Plants Grown in ContainersNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
19. Landscape DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Control of Root-Knot Nematodes in the Home Vegetable Garden02/15/2018
Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use01/01/1999
Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs08/04/2016
Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants07/12/2017
Butterflies in Your Backyard05/03/2016
6. WeedsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs06/15/2016
13. PropagationNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
16. Vegetable GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Maple Eyespot Gall Midge07/03/2015
Average Last Spring Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations12/31/1996
Small and Intermediate Trees for North Carolina09/30/1994
Growing Annual Flowers10/31/2001
4. InsectsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
8. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden06/30/2006
Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots03/31/2010
North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings06/08/2016
Roses for North Carolina09/30/1994
Growing Apple Trees in the Home Garden02/28/1995
Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Vegetables01/31/2001
Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade03/01/1998
14. Small FruitsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Winterizing the Herb Garden01/31/1999
10. Herbaceous OrnamentalsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
GlossaryNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden12/31/1991
How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont04/04/2019
Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production12/12/2018
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)09/30/2006
Japanese Stiltgrass Identification and Management02/18/2013
Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden11/30/2002
11. Woody OrnamentalsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Blueberry Freeze Damage and Protection Measures11/30/1998
Azalea Culture for North Carolina Gardeners09/30/1993
Backyard Composting of Yard, Garden, and Food Discards04/07/2017
3. BotanyNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Asparagus05/15/2015
Shrubs 1-4 Feet High for North Carolina Landscapes09/30/1993
Insect Control2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual02/15/2019
17. Organic GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Bermudagrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar01/01/1997
Trellised Cucumbers01/01/2001
Cicada Killer Wasp04/01/2002
Summer Cover Crops02/28/1999
What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?01/30/1998
Postemergence, Non-Selective Herbicides for Landscapes and Nurseries10/31/1998
St. Augustinegrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar05/01/2004
20. WildlifeNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Strawberries in the Home Garden01/31/1993
A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs01/01/2001
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)09/30/2006
Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage03/29/2017
2. CompostingNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener02/28/1998
Pests of AsparagusInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables01/01/2003
Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina11/30/1998
Weed Management in Annual Color Beds06/30/2007
Planting Techniques for Trees and Shrubs04/30/1997
Biting Midges and Their Control04/01/1999
Vines for North Carolina Landscapes06/30/1994
Blackberries for the Home Garden01/01/2009
Growing Pumpkins and Winter Squash01/31/1998
Careful Soil Sampling—The Key to Reliable Soil Test Information08/09/2017
Growing Perennial Flowers10/31/2001
Tall Fescue, Hard (Fine) Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar12/01/2000
Summer Squash Production03/31/2005
Crapemyrtles for North Carolina09/30/1994
NC State Extension Master Gardener Program Guidelines06/03/2015
Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes06/01/2010
Ambrosia Beetle Pests of Nursery and Landscape Trees02/01/2009
Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers09/16/2015
7. DiagnosticsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Spinach01/01/2001
Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens07/16/2015
Pole Bean Production05/01/2005
Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont01/01/2011
Pests of Beans and PeasInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
A Small Backyard Greenhouse for the Home Gardener02/01/1996
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs for the Home Gardener02/28/1998
Black Flies and Their Control05/01/2005
Appendix G. Permaculture DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens01/31/2001
Weed Management in Okra01/01/2008
Soil, Plots, and PlantersCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Appendix B. Pesticides and Pesticide SafetyNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants08/01/2010
Spring-Flowering Bulbs: Trials in North Carolina01/01/1988
Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden01/31/1999
Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings01/01/2015
Hollies in the Landscape09/30/1994
Biological Control of Pests: Questions and Answers for the Home Gardener01/25/2010
Choosing and Using Edible Flowers10/20/2014
Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants06/01/2009
Appendix E. Season Extenders and GreenhousesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Kiwifruit01/01/2006
Diseases of Cool-Season Grasses05/01/1998
Diseases of Warm-Season Grasses08/01/1995
Guía de Horticultura para Principiantes10/09/2018
Brussels Sprouts01/01/2001
Basil05/31/1997
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
Bearded Iris for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Caladiums for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs01/31/1999
Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants08/01/2010
Squash Bees12/15/2015
Fertilizing Deciduous Shade Trees in the Landscape01/01/1997
Maple Spider Mite, Oligonychus aceris (Shimer), Acariformes: Tetranychidae07/03/2015
Ornamental Grasses for North Carolina06/30/1997
A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing01/01/2005
Mulches06/30/1994
Organic Sweet Corn Production11/30/2005
2014 Recommended Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars for North Carolina09/04/2015
Collard Greens06/22/2015
Water Requirements of North Carolina Turfgrasses02/09/2018
Growing FoodCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Formica Ants in the Landscape06/01/2007
Starting Plants from Seeds01/31/1999
Turnips and Rutabagas01/31/2001
Japanese Maple Scale, Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell), Hemiptera: Diaspididae07/03/2015
Shrubs 4-8 Feet High for North Carolina Landscapes09/30/1993
Complete Southeastern US Pest Control Guide2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Kale08/14/2015
Boxwood Leafminer01/01/2011
Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden01/31/1995
Chives05/31/1997
Large Trees for North Carolina09/30/1994
Natural Areas in the Landscape06/30/1997
Pests of LettuceInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of OkraInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of SweetpotatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Growing Gourds01/31/1998
Peonies for the Home Landscape02/28/1999
Appendix C. Diagnostic TablesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape08/31/1999
Lace Bugs07/29/2016
Gloomy Scale, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Comstock), Hemiptera: Diaspididae07/03/2015
Pests of EggplantInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Junipers in the Landscape09/30/1994
Pests of PotatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Average First Fall Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations12/31/1996
Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens04/30/1993
Opportunities in Growing Fruit Trees11/19/2015
Greenhouse Weed Control08/17/2015
Topping Trees and Flush Cuts10/01/1997
Lemon Balm05/31/1997
Carpetgrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar10/01/2000
Algae and Moss Control in Turf09/01/1995
Raspberries in the Home Garden12/31/1996
Caraway05/31/1997
2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings MAIN DOCUMENT2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables MAIN DOCUMENTInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables01/01/2003
21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops08/31/1994
Conserving Energy with Plants09/30/1993
Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts12/31/1994
Harvesting Vegetables12/31/1997
Radish03/31/1998
Storing Winter Squash and Pumpkins01/31/1998
Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens09/16/2015
Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants02/01/1997
Principles of Pruning the Highbush Blueberry11/30/1998
Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials06/14/2017
Pests of PeppersInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Celery01/31/2001
How to Prune Specific Plants01/01/2013
Home Forcing of Potted Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)06/30/1998
Pests of OnionInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
How to Organize a Community Garden01/01/2013
Average Growing Season for Selected North Carolina Locations12/31/1996
Home Garden - Asparagus Production01/31/2001
A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines01/01/2013
What CAN Be Composted?04/11/2011
Indoor Plant Selection and Care08/30/1999
Success with Container Production of Twelve Herb Species07/31/2000
Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools09/30/2016
2014 Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars for North Carolina09/01/2015
Fig Culture in North Carolina06/06/1986
Managing Diseases in the Home Vegetable Garden01/01/1992
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)02/23/2015
Home Composting with Earthworms09/23/2016
Appendix A. Garden JournalingNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Weed Management for Wildflowers10/31/1993
Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape08/31/1999
Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites02/28/1994
Green Bunch Onions01/01/2001
Drip or Trickle Irrigation Systems: An Operations and Troubleshooting Checklist01/31/2001
Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home01/01/2009
Food Garden DesignCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Synthetic Auxins07/13/2015
Appendix H. Community Gardening ResourcesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Root Inhibitors05/10/2016
Controlling Mite Pests in Earthworm Beds03/01/1997
Crapemyrtle Aphid05/01/2009
Sooty Molds11/01/2002
Pests of CrucifersInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings05/19/2004
Pruning Trees and Shrubs01/01/1998
Pests of CarrotsInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Superior Crabapple Trees for the Landscape05/31/1993
Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants09/01/2009
Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs07/01/2009
Growing Vegetable Transplants04/30/1999
Grapes and Berries for the Garden02/01/2004
Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens01/01/2008
Caring for Your Lawn and the Environment03/10/2015
Pesticide Application – Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Suggested Commercial Vegetable Varieties01/01/1997
Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens09/16/2015
Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens09/16/2015
Composting in Childcare Center Gardens09/28/2015
Site SelectionCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
ManagementCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Using Pines in the Landscape09/30/1993
Blossom-End Rot of Tomato, Pepper, and Watermelon12/16/2013
Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes01/01/1992
Postemergence Grass Control in Landscapes and Nurseries09/21/2018
Arthropod Pest Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens09/28/2015
Site PreparationCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
OrganizationCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the Landscape and in the Home09/01/2009
Insect Management in Turf04/01/1998
Plants for Seashore Conditions09/30/1996
Appendix D. Garden ToolsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Appendix F. History of Landscape DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina01/31/2001
Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants06/01/2009
Pests of TomatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
General Pruning Techniques01/01/2013
Weed Management in Perennial Production04/30/2015
Water Quality of Rooftop Runoff: Implications for Residential Water Harvesting Systems10/01/2011
Weed Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens09/16/2015
Funding and ResourcesCollard 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
Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees01/01/1993
Azalea Leafminer07/29/2016
Cypress Weevil03/01/2004
A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality01/01/2000
Commercial Hydrangea Forcing01/31/1998
Guide to Successful Pot Sunflower Production12/31/1998
Container Vegetable Gardening12/31/1991
Drip or Trickle Irrigation Systems: An Outline of Components01/31/2001
Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry09/30/2002
Nursery List of Small Fruit Cultivars for Home Use in North Carolina12/31/1997
TroubleshootingCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Brown Soft Scale04/01/1998
Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs09/30/1993
The Use of Small and Intermediate Size Trees in the Landscape09/30/1993
Master Gardener Insect Guide for Ornamentals and Turf01/01/1990
Deer Problems in the Landscape10/31/2004
Vegetable Crop Irrigation01/31/2001
Before the Cut01/01/2013
Southern Foresters’ Observations of Threats to Forest Health and Implications for Continuing Education01/05/2018
Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina01/31/2001
Food Safety and Garden HealthCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Geranium Culture for Home Gardeners12/31/1997
Growing Boxwoods in the Landscape02/28/1999
Management of Adult Japanese Beetles for Commercial Nursery and Landscape Operations06/01/2009
Recommended Trees for Urban Landscapes: Proven Performers for Difficult Sites02/28/2000
Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape06/30/1999
Commercial Production of New Guinea Impatiens08/31/1999
Tools to Make the Cut01/01/2013
Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops02/28/1998
Pesticide Use and Safety Information2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Beyond the Garden GateCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Protecting Plants from Cold Damage09/30/1993
Frost/Freeze Protection for Horticultural Crops03/31/1994
Plan Before You Plant11/01/1997
Postemergence Herbicides Registered for Use on Woody Ornamentals02/24/2016
Improving Lawn Care and Gardening07/19/2015
Principles of Integrated Pest Management2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens09/16/2015
Getting StartedCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Ornamental Sweetpotatoes for the Home Landscape01/01/2012
Guide to Successful Outdoor Aster Production06/30/1998
Guide to Successful Outdoor Garden Mum Production12/31/1998
Submission Procedures for Root Medium, Water, Fertilizer Solution, and Plant Tissue Samples12/31/1998
Best Management Practices for Plant Growth Regulators Used in Floriculture10/31/1998
Under-Utilized Bedding Plants for the North Carolina Landscape08/31/1999
Preemergence Herbicides for Herbaceous Ornamentals05/11/2016
Vertebrate Pest Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Disease Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Water Considerations for Container Production of Plants07/31/1999
Community Backyard Composting Programs Can Reduce Waste and Save Money03/01/2000
Home Forcing of Hyacinths06/30/1999
Smooth and Oakleaf Hydrangeas07/31/1998
Water Quality and Home Lawn Care01/01/2001
Height Control of Commercial Greenhouse Flowers01/01/1998
Commercial Pansy Production06/30/1998
Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina08/31/1998
Home Forcing of Daffodils (Narcissus)06/30/1998
Urban Trees for Use under Utility Lines11/30/1993
Weed Management in Onions01/01/2008
Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower01/01/2008
Controlling Sedges in Landscape Plantings12/31/1998
Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management01/01/1997
Mini-Gardening03/31/1995
Success with Ornamental Cabbage and Kale12/31/1998
Success with Ornamental Vegetables as Floricultural Crops07/31/1999
Mulching Trees and Shrubs09/30/2000
Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens06/30/2009
Home Forcing of Potted Paperwhite (Narcissus)06/30/1998
Weather and Climate Information for North Carolina Farmers05/31/2006
Average Monthly Precipitation for Selected North Carolina Locations10/01/1996
Weed Management in Lettuce01/01/2008
Preemergence Herbicides Registered for Use on Woody Ornamentals03/17/2016
Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution11/30/2009
Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds12/31/2013