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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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Slime Mold? No Problem!

Lately, we’ve been receiving inquiries about irregular patches of dark material, resembling grease or oil, on the leaf blades …

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Watch for the parasitic plant known as dodder (Cuscuta spp.) this summer. There are a number of species represented …

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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 …