Pests destroy gardens, forests and farms, infest homes and businesses and spread devastating diseases. North Carolina Cooperative Extension integrated pest management programs help homeowners, commercial pesticide applicators and others prevent and control pest damage in ways that are economical, environmentally sound and safe for human health.
Winter is still months away but the time to apply preemergence herbicides to control fall-germinating weeds is upon us. Winter annual weeds such as henbit, chickweed, annual bluegrass, and vetch will germinate as MORE »– from Horticulture
Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE »– from Gardening
While the cold weather and snow have us thinking about sitting near a warm fire with a hot beverage, don’t get complacent. Spring germinating weeds will not be delayed by today’s cold weather. MORE »– from Horticulture
Ausveg, the Australian association that represents vegetable growers, says that community gardens pose a serious safety risk for the Australian horticulture sector. Pointing to a lack of quality assurance guidelines, and the potential MORE »– from Community Gardens
The combination of warm spring weather and rain always brings an increase in fire ant activity. Fire ants create large mounds and when disturbed they aggressively leave the mound and typically up your MORE »