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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

Roses in Bloom

Time to Prune Roses

When the forsythia’s start to bloom it is time to prune roses. Learn how from Minda Daughtry, Lee County …

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Fire Ants Workshop

Fire ants have invaded McDowell County. Last year, NCCE-McDowell County Center received many calls from all over the county. …

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Free Coffee Grounds!

McDonald’s expands “Good Neighbor, Good Grounds” program to McDowell NC Cooperative Extension’s Keep McDowell Beautiful Program is partnering with R&J …

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4-H Mini Gardening Project

We are excited to be offering the 4-H Mini Gardening Project this year! McDowell County 4-H is partnering with …

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Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Molly Sandfoss, Extension Agent, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension-McDowell County Center and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be hosting …

Ground Cover Bees

March through May are typical months to notice the activity of ground-nesting bees in turf. Activity has already been reported …

Stink Bugs! They're Here!

At this time of year, the days grow shorter and the adult stink bugs decide it’s time to call it …

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Figure 4. Formica subsericea.

Formica Ants in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of formica ants, an insect pest …

Figure 1. Spreading granular ant bait.

Tips for Effective Ant Baiting

This Entomology Insect Note offers tips for baiting ants in an around homes.

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Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Vertebrate Pest Control

This publication, part of the 2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and …

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Pesticide Use and Safety Information

This publication, part of the 2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and …

6 days ago
Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …

Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife

This publication describes methods for maintaining and establishing herbaceous plants as valuable sources of food …

1 week agoWorking with Wildlife
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

1 week agoGrow It, Eat It