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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 & …

Cover of the Bees of NC

The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

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 …

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 Lawn & Garden

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.

15 hours agoPruning Trees & Shrubs
Thin paspalum seedhead

Thin (bull) paspalum

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of thin paspalum.

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zones

Appendix G. Permaculture Design

This Permaculture Appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

6 days ago
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 …

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Photo of asparagus growing

Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds …