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Time to Seed!

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

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Alexander County Native Plant Sale

The N.C. Cooperative Extension – Alexander County Center will be hosting a native plant sale September 14–15, 2022 outside the …

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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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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Slime Molds

Have you seen anything like this in your mulch beds this summer? Collectively, these are called slime molds. Even …

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Voles in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of voles and addresses how to control them in turf.

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White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

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Yellowjackets in Turf

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

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Curly Dock

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of curly dock.

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Moss Control in Turf

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Henbit

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of henbit.

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Palm Leaf Skeletonizer

This factsheet describes the biology of the palm leaf skeletonizer, Homaledra sabalella, and provides recommendations …

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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.