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Roses in Bloom

Time to Prune Roses

When the forsythia’s start to bloom it is time to prune roses. Learn how from Minda Daughtry, Lee County …

Screenshot Garden Calendar Page

Garden Calendars

Checkout the NC State Vegetable Planting Calendars and Garden Maintenance Calendars linked from the the Gardening …

Info Graphic on Benefits of Indoor Plants

Plants Do That Inside

Indoor plants where we live, learn, heal and work have far-reaching positive effects on our well-being and indoor environment, …

Upside Down Gardening

Upside-Down Gardening Now I know this sounds crazy but pay attention as you drive around the county and you …

Tree and Shrub Installation

By Daniel Shires When planting trees and shrubs there are a few steps to take to have a successful planting. …

Fall Insects

During fall we start to see many changes, one change is the types of insects that are in our …

Wine Competition at the Fair

I am writing to inform you of an upcoming event that may be of interest to you. The Cleveland …


Article taken from: NORTH CAROLINA PEST NEWSStephen J. Toth, Jr., editorVolume 24, Number 9, June 12, 2009 It’s summer, …

Japanese Beetles

Article by: Daniel Shires, Agriculture Extension Agent May 18, 2009 Japanese Beetles A major lawn insect pest of North Carolina is …

Crabgrass Control

Crabgrass is the predominant grassy weed in North Carolina. If you don't have any, I want to congratulate you …

Common Landscape Mistakes

Common Landscape Mistakes by Daniel Shires, Extension Agent, Horticulture Spring is here and with it comes lots and lots of …

Boxelder Bugs

By: Daniel Shires, Ag. Extension agent, Cleveland County Many insects can be found around or in homes. The …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Basil downy mildew

Basil Downy Mildew

The identification and management of basil downy mildew is discussed in this factsheet.

Monilochaetes infuscans.

Sweetpotato Scurf

This factsheet describes the identification and management of sweetpotato scurf.

R. stolonifer Sporangia

Rhizopus Soft Rot of Sweetpotato

This factsheet covers the identification and management of Rhizopus soft rot of sweetpotatoes.

Dark, dry lesion on sweetpotato typical of black rot caused by C

Black Rot of Sweetpotato

This publication covers the identification and control of black rot in sweetpotatoes.

Late blight on leaves

Tomato Late Blight

This factsheet describes the identification and treatment of tomato late blight.

Photo of lesions on a potato and a stem.

Potato Late Blight

Potato blight, the pathogen best known for causing the Irish potato famine, is described in …

Botrytis on tomato stem

Botrytis Gray Mold of Tomato

This factsheet discusses the identification of Botrytis gray mold, a fungus of tomatoes.

Lettuce drop symptoms

Lettuce Drop

This factsheet discusses the identification and management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor, a fungal …