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Cover photo for Save the Date for Our 2019 Spring Ag Fest!

Save the Date for Our 2019 Spring Ag Fest!

SAVE THE DATE Spring Ag Fest Celebrating Chatham County Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Saturday, March 30, 2019 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This is a …

Variegated fritillary on Maryland golden aster

Two Pollinator Garden Tours in October!

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

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 …

A rainy Pollinator Day.

Photos from the 11th Annual Pollinator Day

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association teamed up to hold their 11th Annual …

Blanketflower, downy wood mint, and phlox.

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 …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes

This eight-page publication explains how you can build and maintain a compost pile to manage …

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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 …

Bacterial leaf spot on geranium

Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.