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2021 Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener Training Craven County, Fall 2021 All sessions will be held at the Craven County Agricultural Building, beginning at 9 …

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Crapemyrtle Aphids

Sooty mold on crapemyrtle is most likely the result of an infestation of crapemyrtle aphids (Tinocallis kahawaluokalani). However, with multiple reports …

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Lavender in Southeastern NC

Lavender (Lavandula spp.) is generally not up to snuff in Craven County’s hot and humid climate. However, if certain …

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Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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This factsheet provides instructions on how to properly care for tall fescue grass year round. …


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This Botany Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses plant taxonomy or how to name …

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Diseases of Cool-Season Grasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Anthracnose in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of anthracnose.

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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