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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Trellised hop bines.

Hop Harvest at Bee Hoppy Farms

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks out at Bee Hoppy Farms…the annual hop harvest! Grower Tiffany Cooper is finishing …

American lady butterfly on blazing star (Liatris ligulistylus).

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in August!

The month of August presents two opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

Stoke’s aster, poppy mallow, and geranium.

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in July!

The month of July presents two opportunities to learn about creating pollinator habitat! Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Figure 1. Japanese beetle adult

Japanese Beetles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle and addresses how to control it …

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Figure 1. Ground pearl cysts and adult

Ground Pearls in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground pearls and addresses how to control them as …

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Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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Maple eyespot galls

Maple Eyespot Gall Midge, Acericecis ocellaris (Osten Sacken), Diptera: Cecidomyiidae

This factsheet discusses the biology and control of ocellate gall midges, which cause red and …

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Figure 2. Chinch bug nymphal instars and adult

Chinch Bugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the chinch bug and addresses how to control it …

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Figure 1. Hunting billbug adult (lateral)

Hunting Billbugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the hunting billbug and addresses how to control it …

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Figure 1. Twolined spittlebug adult (dorsal)

Twolined Spittlebugs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of the twolined spittlebug and addresses how to control it …

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parts of a seed

13. Propagation

This propagation chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how and why to grow new …

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