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Building Soil With Cover Crops

If you’re not growing vegetables this fall, take some time now to build your garden soil for next year’s …

Spring Is Coming

Spring has sprung. That means it’s time to turn our attention to the garden. Here are some timley gardening …

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Bee-Come a Beekeeper

The popularity of hobby beekeeping has increased dramatically in the past few years. There are many benefits to keeping …

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Selecting Vegetable Varieties

By now, you should have received your seed catalogs. If you haven’t, you can easily search online by visiting …

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Christmas Tree Tips

North Carolina grows a lot of Christmas trees. Each year, North Carolina farmers market 75 million dollars’ worth of …

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Members Only Apples

Of all the fruit trees grown in a home orchard, apple trees are the most common. Apple trees can …

Beekeeping School Announced

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

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

4 days ago
Cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This factsheet covers downy mildew disease in cucurbits, including identification, transmission and disease management and …

Colletotrichum spores

Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

This apple pathology factsheet describes Glomerella leaf spot and fruit rot in apple, including identification …

Spittlebug nymphs.

Spittlebug in Strawberries

This publication describes the spittlebug and its impacts on the North Carolina strawberry crop.

7/19/18

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Blossom blight

Fire Blight

This apple pathology factsheet describes fire blight in apple, including identification and disease management.

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

This apple pathology factsheet describes apple powdery mildew, including identification and disease management.

Pseudoperonospora humuli

Hop Downy Mildew

This factsheet offers information on the identification and control of hop downy mildew, a fungus …