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The Ants Go Marching Into Fall

Now that fall has arrived, this maybe your last opportunity to take action against fire ants before colder weather …

Time to Seed!

Fall is the best time for renovation and seeding of cool-season lawns. Temperatures are currently normal for early September, …

Raleigh Turf Field Day 2022

Great Event!

NC State had a great turnout for the (August 10th) 2022 Turfgrass Field Day with nearly 750 attendees. The …

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Grass Grows in Pamlico

Over the past year, the Cooperative Extension office has received a common complaint from homeowners with their inability to …

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Cicada Killer Wasps

As we enter the summer months, homeowners may notice large black and yellow wasps called Cicada killers hovering over …

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Climate in the NC Coastal Plain

Rebecca Ward, Assistant State Climatologist, Corey Davis, Assistant State Climatologist, and Sheila Saia, Associate Director of the State Climate …

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Hornworms in Tomatoes

Adapted from Charlotte Glen N.C. Cooperative Extension at Check Tomatoes for Hornworms If the leaves of your tomato plant seem …

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Lawn Problem Areas?

Do you have a problem area in your lawn that does not seem to be growing well? Have you …

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