Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

NCDA Soil Testing website

New NCDA&CS Form for Soil Tests

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has just released a new Soil Test form for Gardeners. Download the …

Cover photo for NC FarmLink

NC FarmLink

NC FarmLink was recently featured in Tobacco Farm Quarterly. In the article, found on page 18, journalist, Lara Ivanitch …

Cover photo for Season Extension

Season Extension

Check out the great Season Extension information and resources on the Growing Small Farms website by Debbie …

Cover photo for Composting

Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

Cover photo for Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

Cover photo for Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

map of mountain, piedmont and coastal plain regions of NC

9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

3 days ago
Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

Figure 1.

Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Color key shows shade trees, sunny areas, and patio spaces

Growing Edibles in the Landscape

This publication provides three examples of edible landscape designs for incorporating edible components into a …

4 days ago
squash

16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

5 days ago
Brown soft scale (A) adult (B) crawler.

Brown Soft Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs …

flower thrips

Flower Thrips

This Entomology Insect Note describes flower thrips, insect pests of grasses and flowering plants.

Greenhouse whitefly nymph.

Greenhouse Whitefly

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect …