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American Holly Chimera

Yellow-fruited American hollies (Ilex opaca) are not uncommon in the nursery trade. We have a nice one here on …

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The Drosera and the Hexapod

On February 18, 2021, I collected a couple of tiny sundews from a residential lot in my neighborhood for …

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Algal Leaf Spot

January is a good time to inspect southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) for the presence of algal leaf spot. According …

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Online Pruning Workshop

Three online pruning workshops for gardeners. Please share! Find out more information about the workshop. 2021 Interactive Pruning Workshop for Smart Gardeners Three dates …

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Southern Magnolia Leaf Variation

The presence or absence of pubescence (trichomes) on foliage, and their appearance, can be significant plant identification features. However, for …

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Parrotfeather or Proserpinaca?

Parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) is an aggressive non-native aquatic weed, most commonly found in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Extensive …

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Edibles for the Winter Landscape

Our Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Craven County have added some nice color to the entrance of the Craven County …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

White grub

White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

2 days agoTurfFiles
Cistern, overflow, pump, faucet and gutter beside house

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

3 days agoUrban Waterways

Preemergence Herbicides for Herbaceous Ornamentals

This table presents information on preemergence herbicides for herbaceous ornamentals.

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Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings

There are many species of bamboo sold in the nursery trade, some more invasive than …

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Herbicide Dose Calculations for Landscape "Islands"

This chart presents the grams of herbicide needed for circular landscape beds of various diameters.

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Club-roots on a grass treated with prodiamine

Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Envoy Plus (clethodim)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Envoy Plus (clethodim).

Herbicide Injury – ACCase Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a lipid biosynthesis (Acetyl CoA carboxylase or ACCase) inhibitor …