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Gardening Publications and Factsheets

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1. Soils and Plant NutrientsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Plant Propagation by Layering01/31/1999
Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs07/08/2016
Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings01/31/1999
13. PropagationNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Vegetable Gardening: A Beginner's Guide09/04/2015
15. Tree Fruit and NutsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane, and Root Cuttings01/31/1999
Seed and Seed Quality01/01/1991
North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook MAIN DOCUMENTNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape05/23/2016
8. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
5. Diseases and DisordersNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs06/15/2016
Control of Root-Knot Nematodes in the Home Vegetable Garden02/15/2018
Tall Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar12/01/2000
12. Native PlantsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
9. LawnsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
16. Vegetable GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs08/04/2016
19. Landscape DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings06/08/2016
2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual MAIN DOCUMENT2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual01/13/2021
18. Plants Grown in ContainersNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar12/01/2000
Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants07/12/2017
Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage03/29/2017
Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar08/03/2020
GlossaryNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden11/30/2002
How to Organize a Community Garden06/17/2019
A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing08/20/2019
Roses for North Carolina09/30/1994
Blackberries for the Home Garden05/13/2019
4. InsectsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
11. Woody OrnamentalsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
14. Small FruitsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Pests of Beans and PeasInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
General Pruning Techniques04/07/2020
Backyard Composting of Yard, Garden, and Food Discards04/07/2017
Careful Soil Sampling—The Key to Reliable Soil Test Information08/09/2017
Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production12/12/2018
Guía de Horticultura para Principiantes10/09/2018
10. Herbaceous OrnamentalsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings02/19/2020
Centipedegrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar12/01/2000
Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools09/30/2016
6. WeedsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Cultivation of Ramps (Allium tricoccum and A. burdickii)06/30/2001
Root-Knot Nematode of Tomato08/16/2020
Asparagus03/27/2020
2. CompostingNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs01/31/1999
3. BotanyNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard08/23/2017
Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden01/31/2001
Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden06/30/2006
17. Organic GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Raspberries in the Home Garden12/31/1996
Mealybugs08/01/2010
Collard Greens06/22/2020
Blueberry Freeze Damage and Protection Measures11/30/1998
Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants08/01/2010
Biting Midges and Their Control04/01/1999
20. WildlifeNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Appendix G. Permaculture DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade03/01/1998
A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs01/01/2001
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)09/30/2006
Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables MAIN DOCUMENTInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables01/01/2003
Organic Sweet Corn Production11/30/2005
Pests of SweetpotatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
How to Prune Specific Plants04/24/2020
A Small Backyard Greenhouse for the Home Gardener02/01/1996
Growing Edibles in the Landscape11/17/2020
Appendix A. Garden JournalingNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Carpenter Bees07/01/2018
Winterizing the Herb Garden01/31/1999
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)09/30/2006
Kale06/22/2020
Summer Cover Crops02/28/1999
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs for the Home Gardener02/28/1998
Pests of CarrotsInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of EggplantInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Butterflies in Your Backyard05/03/2016
Soft Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants08/01/2010
Ambrosia Beetle Pests of Nursery and Landscape Trees02/01/2009
Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management for North Carolina09/25/2020
Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden12/31/1991
Insect Control2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual01/13/2021
Caladiums for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Biological Control of Pests: Questions and Answers for the Home Gardener01/25/2010
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
Black Flies and Their Control05/01/2005
Galls on Oaks11/04/2002
Japanese Stiltgrass Identification and Management02/18/2013
How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont04/04/2019
Diseases of Cool-Season Grasses05/01/1998
The Bees of North Carolina: An Identification Guide12/16/2019
Controlling Mite Pests in Earthworm Beds03/01/1997
Gloomy Scale, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Comstock), Hemiptera: Diaspididae07/03/2015
Postemergence, Non-Selective Herbicides for Landscapes and Nurseries10/31/1998
Pole Bean Production05/01/2005
Appendix F. History of Landscape DesignNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Pests of OkraInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Principles of Pruning the Highbush Blueberry11/30/1998
Tea Scale05/01/2009
Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds05/12/2017
Tools to Make the Cut04/01/2020
Appendix E. Season Extenders and GreenhousesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Pests of CrucifersInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of TomatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of PotatoInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Choosing and Using Edible Flowers11/07/2019
Cottony Cushion Scale08/01/2010
Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens05/06/2020
Composting in Childcare Center Gardens08/03/2020
Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes06/01/2010
Pests of LettuceInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of GardeniaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Lace Bugs07/29/2016
Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials06/14/2017
Pests of OnionInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Pests of PeppersInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables02/10/2003
Management of Root-Knot Nematodes in Bedding Plants06/22/2020
Before the Cut03/31/2020
Peonies for the Home Landscape02/28/1999
7. DiagnosticsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Appendix B. Pesticides and Pesticide SafetyNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Darkwinged Fungus Gnats01/01/2004
Weed Management in Perennial Production04/30/2015
Tall Fescue, Hard (Fine) Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar12/01/2000
Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants02/01/1997
Appendix C. Diagnostic TablesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Cicada Killer Wasp04/01/2002
St. Augustinegrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar05/01/2004
Appendix D. Garden ToolsNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Weed Management in Annual Color Beds06/30/2007
Growing FoodCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Spring-Flowering Bulbs: Trials in North Carolina01/01/1988
Greenhouse Weed Control08/17/2015
Soil, Plots, and PlantersCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Pests of AsparagusInsect and Related Pests of Vegetables01/01/2003
Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants06/01/2009
Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs MAIN DOCUMENTInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Grapes and Berries for the Garden02/01/2004
Postemergence Grass Control in Landscapes and Nurseries09/21/2018
Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont01/01/2011
Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina11/30/1998
NC State Extension Master Gardener Program Guidelines07/17/2015
Water Requirements of North Carolina Turfgrasses02/09/2018
Japanese Maple Scale, Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell), Hemiptera: Diaspididae07/03/2015
Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants06/01/2009
Indian Wax Scale Insect05/01/2009
A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality01/01/2000
21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic GardeningNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Cicadas in the Landscape05/01/2002
Pests of ConifersInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Pests of EuonymusInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information02/28/2020
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
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)02/23/2015
Aphids on Ornamental Landscape Plants09/01/2009
Wheel Bug05/01/1997
Snakes08/21/2019
Community Backyard Composting Programs Can Reduce Waste and Save Money06/09/2020
Western Flower Thrips07/01/2009
Algae and Moss Control in Turf09/01/1995
False Spider Mites05/01/1997
Pests of LigustrumInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Managing the Impact of Floodwater Contaminants on Soil and Produce in Residential, Community, and School Vegetable Gardens09/24/2020
Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape06/30/1999
Lady Beetles in the Landscape05/01/1997
Caring for Your Lawn and the Environment04/14/2020
Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens04/04/2020
Appendix H. Community Gardening ResourcesNorth Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook02/14/2018
Home Composting with Earthworms09/23/2016
Carpetgrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar10/01/2000
Pests of BoxwoodInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Cottony Maple Leaf Scale08/01/2010
What CAN Be Composted?04/11/2011
Brown Soft Scale04/01/1998
Pests of AzaleaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Muestrear el suelo cuidadosamente: la clave para obtener información confiable sobre el análisis de suelo07/03/2019
Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts12/31/1994
Weed Management in Okra01/01/2008
Complete Southeastern US Pest Control Guide2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Synthetic Auxins07/13/2015
Pillbugs and Sowbugs05/01/1997
Springtails06/01/2002
Root Inhibitors05/10/2016
Azalea Leafminer07/29/2016
Crapemyrtle Aphid05/01/2009
Slugs & Snails on Ornamental Plants04/01/1998
Sooty Molds11/01/2002
Black Turpentine Beetle08/01/2003
Woolly Alder Aphid05/20/2001
Pests of PyracanthaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines01/01/2013
Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens01/01/2008
Fig Culture in North Carolina06/06/1986
Flower Thrips06/01/2010
Bearded Iris for the Home Landscape07/31/1998
Maple Spider Mite, Oligonychus aceris (Shimer), Acariformes: Tetranychidae07/03/2015
Hemispherical Scale08/01/2010
Black Vine Weevil11/01/2003
Pests of HollyInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Pests of RhododendronInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs09/30/1993
Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden01/31/1995
Carpenterworm05/01/2001
Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape08/31/1999
Water Quality of Rooftop Runoff: Implications for Residential Water Harvesting Systems10/01/2011
IntroductionCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Greenhouse Whitefly05/01/2000
Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs07/01/2009
Azalea Stem Borer01/01/1994
Pests of CamelliaInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Arthropod Pest Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home01/01/2009
ManagementCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution11/30/2009
Vermicomposting in Childcare Center Gardens08/03/2020
Southern Foresters’ Observations of Threats to Forest Health and Implications for Continuing Education01/05/2018
Food Garden DesignCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina01/31/2001
Home Forcing of Potted Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)06/30/1998
Insect Management in Turf04/01/1998
Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina01/31/2001
Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape08/31/1999
Euonymus Scale04/01/2009
Barklice06/01/2004
Cypress Weevil03/01/2004
Black Twig Borer09/01/2003
Water Quality and Home Lawn Care01/01/2001
Frost/Freeze Protection for Horticultural Crops03/31/1994
Weed Management in Lettuce01/01/2008
Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings05/19/2004
Disease Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
March Flies05/01/1997
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the Landscape and in the Home09/01/2009
Geranium Culture for Home Gardeners12/31/1997
Fungus-Infected Seedcorn Maggot Flies04/01/1994
Pests of Crape MyrtleInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit08/01/1995
Natural Learning Initiative Gardening Activity Guide05/26/2020
Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops02/28/1998
Plan Before You Plant11/01/1997
Improving Lawn Care and Gardening04/22/2020
Pesticide Application – Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Vertebrate Pest Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Principles of Integrated Pest Management2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Weed Control2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Site SelectionCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Funding and ResourcesCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Beyond the Garden GateCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
TroubleshootingCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Getting StartedCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
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
Controlling Sedges in Landscape Plantings12/31/1998
Home Forcing of Hyacinths06/30/1999
Maple Eyespot Gall Midge07/03/2015
Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds12/31/2013
Leafminer Flies08/01/2010
Pests of DogwoodInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Pests of LilacInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Pests of RoseInsect and Related Pests of Shrubs01/01/1993
Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Trapping03/01/2002
Mini-Gardening03/31/1995
Postemergence Herbicides Registered for Use on Woody Ornamentals02/24/2016
Preemergence Herbicides for Herbaceous Ornamentals05/11/2016
Weed Management in Onions01/01/2008
Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower01/01/2008
Preemergence Herbicides Registered for Use on Woody Ornamentals03/17/2016
Food Safety and Garden HealthCollard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook08/10/2017
Home Forcing of Potted Paperwhite (Narcissus)06/30/1998
Ornamental Sweetpotatoes for the Home Landscape01/01/2012
Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees01/01/1993
Management of Adult Japanese Beetles for Commercial Nursery and Landscape Operations06/01/2009
Silverleaf Whitefly12/01/2006
Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape04/01/2002
Scorch Diseases on Shade Trees12/18/2013
Home Forcing of Daffodils (Narcissus)06/30/1998
Pesticide Use and Safety Information2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings03/03/2017
Bermudagrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar01/01/1997
Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite01/01/2011
Twobanded Japanese Weevil08/01/1994
Boxwood Leafminer01/01/2011
Blossom-End Rot of Tomato, Pepper, and Watermelon12/16/2013