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Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Cover photo for 2019 Landscape Series

2019 Landscape Series

Join us for our 2019 Landscape Series at Third Day Market. Series runs from March 9 to October 11, 2019, …

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Pesticide Collection Day

When: May 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Agriculture Service Center, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640 For …

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Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees

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Herbs should be harvested when the oils responsible for flavor and aroma are at their …

Winterizing the Herb Garden

If treated properly, many herb plants will survive in the garden for a number of …

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Eastern North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In eastern North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

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