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Chinese privet is invasive. It spreads by seed and by roots. This plant crowds out native plant species. This is a very common invasive plant in Caldwell County. Herbicides offer a practical means of control. (photo credit Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org)

Invasive Tree Solutions

This week I would like to share two questions that were recently asked at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County …

Cover photo for Soybean Green Stem

Soybean Green Stem

Rachel Vann, Dominic Reisig, Lindsey Thiessen, and Wes Everman We are getting widespread reports of green stem in Eastern North …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

Illustration of a field boundary map

Creating a Crop Maze With GPS

This publication explains how to create a crop maze with GPS (global positioning system).

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Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

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Alternaria linariae spores under 20x light magnification.

Collar Rot and Alternaria Stem Canker of Tomato

This vegetable disease factsheet discusses collar rot and Alternaria stem canker of tomato, which are …

Field-grown tomato plant affected by southern blight

Southern Blight of Tomato and Pepper

This vegetable disease factsheet discusses Southern blight, a soil-borne fungus that attacks tomato and pepper, …

Pansy affected by damping-off fungi.

Damping-off in Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

This factsheet offers information on damping off in flower and vegetable seedlings, a result of …