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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 …

Lovely combo of purple passionflower and obedient plant.

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in September!

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

The black swallowtails were all over the cardinal flower in the pollinator garden!

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 …

Megachilid bee on oxeye daisy in late May.

2nd Annual Pollinator Field Day August 3

Pollinator Field Day Saturday, August 3, 2019 9 a.m. to noon Lake Wheeler Research Station (Bill Fike Teaching Garden) 3004 Mid Pines Road, …

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 …

Late May in the pollinator garden.

Three Pollinator Garden Tours in June!

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

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly milkweed.

Pollinator Garden Tour Thursday May 23!

Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Figure 1. Two sweet basil leaf types produced out Of the same pa

North Carolina Basil Production Guide

This publication specifically discusses fresh-market basil, examining the selection, production, harvesting and marketing of the …

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Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

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Cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of cucurbit downy mildew.

Figure 1. Wilting of the aboveground tissue. All leaves are wilt

Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of Fusarium wilt of watermelon.

Two spotted spider mites

Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Disease Control

This publication covers disease control in a variety of crops.

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Phytophthora shoot blight on annual vinca

Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.