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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

Cut dahlias

Extending Cut Dahlia Vase Life

Cut dahlias are perennially popular with growers and consumers because of their stunning beauty, and amazingly diverse colors, shapes, …

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Figure 1. White patches of male tea scales.

Tea Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of tea scale, an insect pest …

Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape

For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and …

Image is line drawing of plants parts of raspberry.

Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Average Growing Season for Selected North Carolina Locations

Growing season is defined as the number of days without an air temperature of 32°F …

Average First Fall Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations

Frost forms on solid objects when the water vapor in the atmosphere changes from its …

Average Last Spring Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations

Frost forms on solid objects when the water vapor in the atmosphere changes from its …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …