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Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

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Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning soil sampling. Proper testing allows …

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

1 week agoGrow It, Eat It