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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin Bug!

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, is North Carolina’s largest assassin bug. It gets its name from the prominent spiny …

Willow Griffith demonstrated Roman Riding at the Livestock Arena.

Spring Ag Fest is CANCELED

The Chatham County Spring Ag Fest that was scheduled for March 28, 2020, at the Chatham County Agriculture & …

Late September: I love this time of year when the native grasses bloom: muhly grass, splitbeard bluestem, wild ageratum, and green-headed coneflower.

Final Pollinator Garden Tours of 2019!

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

Leafcutter bee on stoke's aster.

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

Jerusalem artichoke tubers and flower

Growing Jerusalem Artichokes

This publication offers information on the Jerusalem artichoke, (Helianthus tuberosus L.), also known as sunchoke, …

Before and after heading cuts to barberry

General Pruning Techniques

This third in a series on pruning offers general tips on pruning most landscape plants.

17 hours agoPruning Trees & Shrubs
Thin paspalum seedhead

Thin (bull) paspalum

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of thin paspalum.

18 hours agoTurfFiles

Weight-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the weight-area method, one of the two methods in which solid or …

Anvil pruners and bypass pruners

Tools to Make the Cut

This second in a series on pruning offers tips on selecting the right tool for …

1 week agoPruning Trees & Shrubs
A stem failed on this maple due to bad form.

Before the Cut

This first of four publications in the Pruning Trees & Shrubs series introduces basic pruning …

1 week agoPruning Trees & Shrubs

Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management

This guide to lawn maintenance for North Carolina contains information on establishing a new lawn, …

1 week ago

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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