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Epicormic Buds on Crapemyrtle

Epicormic buds are dormant buds found along stems, and are normally not easy to see unless you’re looking at …

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What's in Your Woods?

Thinning out the overgrown vegetation in a wooded area of your property can be an adventure. You may encounter …

Cover photo for Time to Watch for Fusiform Rust

Time to Watch for Fusiform Rust

One of our Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Craven County has forwarded a nice image of fusiform rust on a …

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Clipped Elm Twigs

In late March or early April, you may notice clipped elm twig ends laying on the ground. The fruit …

Eating Seasonally and Locally

Eating Seasonally and Locally

A Budget-Friendly Guide to Eating Fresh, Local, Produce. Dr. Alice Ammerman, professor in the Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition has recently …

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Figure 1. Adult crane fly.

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