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Caring for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular summer vegetable grown in gardens. Whether your tomatoes are in the ground or still …

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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 …

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Blight Threatens Tomato Season

When most people think of the word “blight,” they think of a disease that spreads rapidly. When growing tomatoes in …

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Leland Cypress Needle Drop

This time of year leyland cypress shed their older needles. Needle drop, or needle shedding, is more pronounced this …

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Early Blight Reported on Tomatoes

A sample of tomato leaves with early blight was brought to our office yesterday. Early blight, caused by the funugs Alternaria …

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Organic Gardening

Ask any gardener what they consider to be organic gardening, and you’ll hear a variety of answers. If you …

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Silverfish and Firebrats

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Springtails

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle, habits, and control of springtails in the …

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How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances

This publication covers items to consider when trying to salvage flood-damaged appliances.

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Snakes

This publication provides information on snakes of North Carolina-- problems, description of damage and animals, …

Residential and Industrial Pests

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