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New NCDA&CS Form for Soil Tests

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has just released a new Soil Test form for Gardeners. Download the …

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NC FarmLink

NC FarmLink was recently featured in Tobacco Farm Quarterly. In the article, found on page 18, journalist, Lara Ivanitch …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

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NC Tree Identification

Trees of North Carolina A Free, On-Line Plant Identification tool Featuring native and naturalized trees of North Carolina. Includes images of bark, twigs, …

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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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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

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Figure 1. Sample lawn care contract.

Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

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Selecting a Lawn Maintenance Service

This publication will help you choose the correct type of lawn maintenance service for your …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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