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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

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A New Look for a Signature Program

The first Extension Master Gardener sm Volunteer program was started in January of 1973 at Washington State University. Extension …

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Getting to Know a Native

Redbuds are native small flowering trees in shades of lavender to pink that bear their flowers closely along the …

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Most Common Pruning Mistakes

During my career as a horticulturist I once worked as a landscaper. One of my duties was to prune …

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Bright Winter Flowers

The hybrid mahonias are one of my favorite groups of winter-flowering plants. If you like the Latin they’re listed …

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The Lawn Ranger Rides Again

Whether you have a faithful sidekick or not, it’s time for the “lawn ranger” to get busy. During these …

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Summer Flower Show Just Beginning

Southern magnolias have already begun their summer show and the early-blooming crape myrtles like ‘Natchez’ won’t be far behind. …

Summertime Watering

Fresh water is one commodity that we all need to conserve. And, as we work our way toward the …

Lipan Crape Myrtle

Some Like It Hot

Few plants enjoy the heat like crape myrtles. Stop by the New Hanover Arboretum and Display Garden to see …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine).

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This factsheet covers downy mildew disease in cucurbits, including identification, transmission and disease management and …

Appendix F. History of Landscape Design

This Appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain a brief history of land development …

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13. Propagation

This propagation chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how and why to grow new …

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Water Requirements of North Carolina Turfgrasses

Water is an essential component for plant growth. In turfgrasses it comprises 75 to 90 …

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Sureguard (flumioxazin)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Sureguard (flumioxazin).