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2018 Southern Farm Show

The Caldwell Farm Bureau (http://www.ncfb.org/Counties/Caldwell) has chartered a bus for Caldwell farmers and residents to attend the show. The …

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Horticulture Scholarships Offered

The Caldwell County Nurserymen Association is offering scholarships to college students. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students …

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Mulch Matters

Healthy plants are less susceptible to environmental stresses, like excessive heat and drought, as well as insects and diseases. …

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Invasive Pests in Caldwell County

Invasive pests are a real problem in Caldwell County. These invasive pests can be insects, plants, plant diseases, and …

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Pruning: Practice Makes Perfect

Pruning is one of the most challenging and fun tasks of gardening. Most fruit trees and bushes require it …

Beekeeping School Announced

The Caldwell County Beekeepers Association will host a beekeeping course in March. This course is designed to teach beginning beekeepers …

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Persimmon Tree

Folklore says the upcoming winter weather can be predicted by studying persimmon seeds. Persimmon seeds, of course come from …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

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Hunting Billbugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the hunting billbug and addresses how to control it …

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White grub

White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

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Figure 1. Adult Scoliid wasp

Scoliid Wasps in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the scoliid wasp and addresses how to control it …

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Globular springtail

Springtails in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of springtails and addresses how to control them as an …

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Garden Millipede (Oxidus gracilis)

Millipedes in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the millipedes and addresses how to control them as …

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Dismiss (sulfentrazone)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide Dismiss (sulfentrazone).

Figure 1. Adult Yellowjacket

Yellowjackets in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the yellow jacket and addresses how to control it …

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Postemergence Grass Control in Landscapes and Nurseries

Annual and perennial grasses can be selectively controlled in most broadleaf crops and landscapes using …

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