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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

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Jumping Worms

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Grants for WNC Family Farms in 2022

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2021 Swain Ag Fair

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Code of the West in Winter

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Extension's role in the 1918 pandemic

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According to the 1918 home demonstration annual report, the agents and volunteers addressed the pandemic in 55 counties. A …

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Celebrate Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is April 24, 2020. While in years past this was a time for volunteer opportunities and …

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The Leopold Education Project

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The Bees of North Carolina

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Happy 100 Years!

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North Carolina Beaver

Beavers

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March is Living Well Month

As spring is arriving and March is “Living Well” month, keep in mind the good practices of “Raising Kids, …

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Dead Leaves on Native Rhododendrons

Recently, a few homeowners and landscapers in the higher elevations are seeing large patches of rhododendrons and mountain laurel …

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Oystershell Scale Insect on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes oystershell scale insects (Lepidosaphes ulmi).

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Nantucket Pine Tip Moth

This factsheet describes Nantucket pine tip moths (Rhyacionia frustrana).

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Diseases of Dogwood in North Carolina

This fact sheet compiles common disease of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It contains …

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Insect Pests of Dogwood in North Carolina

This fact sheet compiles common arthropod pests of dogwood trees (Cornaceae) in North Carolina. It …

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Eastern Gray Squirrel

This factsheet describes eastern gray squirrels and the damage they can cause to trees and …

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Beech Bark Disease

This factsheet provides information about beech bark disease, including the lifecycle, symptoms, and management strategies.

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Common Disease Pests of Maple in North Carolina

This factsheet provides brief descriptions of common disease pests of maple (Acer spp.) in North …

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