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Cover photo for 2020 Extension Plant Sale!

2020 Extension Plant Sale!

It’s time for the Extension plant sale again!! We are offering BLACKBERRY, BLUEBERRY, RASPBERRY, ELDERBERRY, FIGS, APPLE, STRAWBERRY, and …

How to Take a Soil Sample

Dory Hubbard, an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Lincoln County, writes a blog entitled “Maple Hill 101.” Dory did …

Cover photo for Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Now is the time to get out there and make smart, strategic fire ant treatments! This link will take you …

The Myths of Tree Topping

Dear Agent Trowel, I hear that the city of Charlotte once fined one of their businesses $10,000.00 for “topping” eight …

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Ivyleaf Speedwell

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ivyleaf speedwell.

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Common Lespedeza

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common lespedeza.

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Fine fescue ligule

Fine Fescue

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fine fescue.

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Figure 1. Annual sedge.

Annual Sedge

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual sedge and addresses how to control it as …

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Annual Bluegrass

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual bluegrass.

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Managing the Impact of Floodwater Contaminants on Soil and Produce in Residential, Community, and School Vegetable Gardens

This publication discusses how floods can affect food gardens. In it, you'll find recommendations for …

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Greenbriar growth habit.

Roundleaf Greenbriar

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of roundleaf greenbriar.

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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