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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Kudzu bugs on Fig leaf in May

Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Grape mealybug on the surface of a fruit. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Mealybugs in North Carolina grapes

During the last two weeks, there have been several reports of mealybugs in wine grape vineyards.  Mealybugs are sucking insects, the females of which are often coated with white wax. As a by-product MORE » – from   Entomology

Midseason Soybean Insects

Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season (see this article), we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around.  These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, MORE » – from   Soybeans

Where Are the Kudzu Bugs?

We have rapidly become accustomed to dealing with kudzu bugs in our soybeans throughout the season.  So the question is, where are they now? I have been slow to join the bandwagon, but MORE » – from   Soybeans

Apprentice farmer harvesting carrots

2014 NC Farmer Survey

Are you, or do you know, a current or former North Carolina farmer selling locally? If so, please take a moment to fill out or share this brief anonymous survey. The goal is to MORE » – from   Local Food

4-H Newsletter popular

Are you tired of hearing your children and grandchildren say: “I’m bored”? Are you looking for something educational for them to get involved in this summer? Then check out our Newsletter by clicking MORE »

4-H News popular

Crafty Kids Club will be taking a Field Trip to Rankin Museum in Ellerbe, NC on Tuesday, July 15th (9am-3pm). The Adventurers will NOT be meeting this month. Enjoy your summer MORE »

Bagworm Control

Bagworm Control Over the last few weeks I have received several calls about little brown balls or bags hanging from the branches of Leyland cypress, juniper, and arborvitae in our area. Sometimes these MORE »

Dogwood Problems in Columbus County

Over the last two weeks I have received numerous calls concerning “Dogwood Problems”.  Dogwoods are great trees however from time to time they become susceptible to diseases depending on weather conditions.  A disease MORE »

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Get Into the Magic of Electricity - It's free and it's fun! - Ages 11 and Up - Preregister by 8/1/14 - Limited to 25 (first come, first serve)Wed Aug 6, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 6 days away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Aug 14, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 weeks away
NCACC Youth Summit at Asheville, NC -- one 4-H member per county -- All expenses paid by NCACC and partners -- Age 13 and olderFri Aug 15, 2014 @ 2:30 PM -
Sat Aug 16, 2014 @ 3:30 PM Where:
Doubletree Biltmore/Renaissance, Asheville, NC
— 2 weeks away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Sep 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 1 month away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 2 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Nov 13, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Dec 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 4 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Jan 8, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 5 months away
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