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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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Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

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Carolina Lawn Care Program

Managing beautiful lawns while protecting our waterways. May 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon Don’t miss out! Register in advance: …

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Princess Tree Is No Princess

Paulownia tomentosa, known by the common names princess tree, empress tree and royal paulownia, is a non-native and highly …

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Whiteflies on Gardenia

Sooty mold on gardenia leaves is most likely a result of whitefly infestation, in all likelihood the citrus whitefly. The images …

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Privacy Screens and Plant Disease

The perfect solution for a fast-growing privacy screen might appear to be Leyland cypress (x Hesperotropsis leylandii), or some species …

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Elaeagnus Pungens: Off to an Early Start

Thorny eleagnus (Elaeagus pungens), also known as silverthorn and thorny olive, is one of the most serious non-native invasive plant threats …

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Casemaking Moth

“There is no way this structure was made by an insect!” Or so I thought. Luckily, we have the …