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Cover photo for Meet the WNC Woodland Stewards

Meet the WNC Woodland Stewards

2/27/2020 – The Association for Temperate Agroforestry has a nice article in their latest newsletter about our Woodland Stewards …

bamboo forest

New Bamboo Publication Available

3/29/2019 – Are you considering establishing a commercial bamboo plantation? I am sure you have lots of questions about …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Anvil pruners and bypass pruners

Tools to Make the Cut

This second in a series on pruning offers tips on selecting the right tool for …

6 days agoPruning Trees & Shrubs
A stem failed on this maple due to bad form.

Before the Cut

This first of four publications in the Pruning Trees & Shrubs series introduces basic pruning …

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Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management

This guide to lawn maintenance for North Carolina contains information on establishing a new lawn, …

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Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Maximizing the Durability of Athletic Fields

Durable athletic fields begin with sound construction and careful planning. Good management practices can increase …

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Baseball Field Layout and Construction

Knowing a few basics and having some appropriate tools is all that is necessary before …

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Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds …

Claycolored leaf beetles

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

Claycolored leaf beetles are a sporadic pest in the landscape.

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