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Beet-Iful Roots

Ruby Queen and Redpack are the most commonly grown varieties in North Carolina. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round …

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Tantalizing Turnips

Turnips are one of the oldest known root vegetables and were an important crop during the Middle Ages. Both …

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Moles – No Easy Answer

Popping up in yards all over North Carolina – mole tunnels! Though moles tunnel actively all year, the tunnels …

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Tuesday Market

Beginning June 16 the Swain County Farmers Market will be open on Tuesday evenings. This day is in addition …

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Swain County Farmers Market

The 2019 market season begins on Friday, May 3! Are you involved in any activities such as gardening, farming, growing …

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April Mountain Gardening Chores

As April quickly approaches, the urge to be outdoors pruning and planting in and around our garden and landscape …

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Happy 100 Years!

Some things get better with age. We believe it’s true as we kick off the celebration for the North …

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Managing Lawns and Gardens to Protect Water Quality

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Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

The Bees of North Carolina: An Identification Guide

Identifying bees on the wing is known to be tricky. The Bees of North Carolina: …

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Red Thread stand symptoms

Red Thread in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of red thread.

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Spring Dead Spot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spring dead spot.

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Large Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of large patch.

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