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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 …

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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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Twospotted Spider Mites on Landscape Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twospotted spider mites on ornamental …

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Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

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Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …