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Cover photo for July Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

July Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Introducing the Chatham Food Hub!

Introducing the Chatham Food Hub!

The Chatham Food Hub is a collaborative project between Chatham County, UNC, and NC State University partners. The Chatham …

Cover photo for June Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

June Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

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Exobasidium Disease in Blueberries

I recently visited a small Chatham County blueberry farm and found some of the bushes were infected with Exobasidium, …

Cover photo for Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

Virtual Pollinator Field Day Monday, June 22, 2020 3–5 p.m. The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance invites you to kick off National …

Cover photo for Late May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Late May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Late April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Late April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Early April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Early April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin!

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

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Figure 1. Sample lawn care contract.

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