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Cover photo for Leyland Cypress Lamentations

Leyland Cypress Lamentations

So many Leylands. So many problems. Tall, elegant Evergreens are often used for aesthetic borders for privacy barriers and …

kudzu

What Can You Do About Kudzu?

The hills are alive with the sound of….kudzu growing. Sorry, this is no Rogers and Hammerstein musical, and I …

Swain County Fair 2022 (18 x 24 Sign)

2022 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

poison Ivy

Leaves of Three, Let It Be

It’s that time of year when I’ve been itching to be out in the yard, cleaning up and getting …

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Spring is early this year. We know it, the plants know it and guess what? The Eastern Tent Caterpillar …

Minda Daughtry

Extension Office Has New Horticulture Agent!

Article written by: Jessica Webb, The Smoky Mountain Times editor@thesmokymountaintimes.com The first thing Minda Daughtry, the new horticulture agent for the …

Planting flowers

Take the Gardening Survey!

Swain County Gardener Needs Assessment The following survey is an easy to answer questionnaire that you can complete in less …

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Jumping Worms

Matt Bertone, the director of NC State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, just published an Extension factsheet about …

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Sweetie Pie Recipe Challenge

For the love of pie, get your recipes out and rise to the Sweetie Pies Recipe Challenge. We are …

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A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality

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This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, …

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Water Quality Monitoring for the Assessment of Watershed Projects

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

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This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

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2022 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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The North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Program

This factsheet explains the requirements, standards, penalties and principles of the North Carolina Erosion and …

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This publication discusses the impacts of coastal hazards on the tourism industry of North Carolina's …

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