Commercial horticulture — fruit, vegetable and landscape plant production — represents a fast-growing segment of North Carolina’s economy. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers implement research-based production practices, investigate high-value alternative crops, develop sound business plans and explore new marketing options to ensure continued farm profitability, environmental stewardship and quality of life.
The Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service is once again offering plants in their annual Fall Fruit and Nut Tree Sale. All selections of fruit and nut trees, vines, and shrubs offered in the MORE »
Box blight has been confirmed in boxwood plants originating in a nursery in the North Carolina mountains and offered for sale at the North Carolina State Farmers Market in Raleigh. The disease also MORE »
The 20114 Landscape Professionals Field Day and NCNLA Tour will be held on Friday, August 15th at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Horticultural Field Laboratory at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606. Registrations MORE »
This year’s first outbreak of cucurbit downy mildew in Southeastern North Carolina was reported on June 9th. Please refer to the following pest alert for details on the outbreak and recommendations on effective MORE »
House Bill 1050, recently passed and signed by the Governor, provides a measure of clarification regarding sales tax for farmers. Get more details here, on the Local Food page of the NC Cooperative MORE »
In this issue: FIELD AND FORAGE CROPS Getting Ready to Drill Down on Thrips Kudzu Bug Expectations for 2014 Tobacco Insect Scouting Report FRUIT AND VEGETABLES Keep Gummy Stem Blight out of your MORE »
NORTH CAROLINA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE North Carolina State University * College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Dept. of Entomology * Box 7613 * Raleigh, NC 27695 NORTH CAROLINA PEST NEWS Volume 29, Number MORE »