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2019 Farm-City Week Activities

November 23–25, 2019 Ellerbe Farmer’s Parade Saturday, November 23 at 11 a.m. For more information call 910-997-8255. Farmer’s Luncheon Monday, November 25 at noon Richmond …

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Beef Cattle 101

BEEF CATTLE 101 For anyone interested in starting a cattle operation or newer cattle producers looking to gain more information …

Kudzu bugs on white house trim

Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

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Plant Swap!

PLANT SWAP! Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5-7 p.m., at the Steele Street Park on Hitchcock Creek. What’s a plant swap? Where …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

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Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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STLM pupa

Spotted Tentiform Leafminer

Spotten tentiform leafminer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Tarnished plant bug

Tarnished Plant Bug

Tarnished plant bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Dogwood borer adult

Dogwood Borer

Dogwood borer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Insidious plant bug

Insidious Plant Bug

Insidious plant bug description, life history, and predation.

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RBLR adult

Redbanded Leafroller

Redbanded leafroller description, life cycle, damage, and control.

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