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New Extension Resources

While the gathering restrictions associated with COVID-19 may have put a damper on face to face Cooperative Extension programming, …

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Fall Family Fun Virtual Fair

The year 2020 has been full of disappointment for many. Most recently it was announced that even the North …

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Unsolicited Seed Shipments

You may have recently seen news reports of people all across the country receiving unsolicited seed packages from China. …

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Insect Management

Insect Management: Organic and Least Toxic Insecticide Options in the Home Garden Home gardeners put a lot of time, effort, …

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Plant of the Month - July 2020

PLANT OF THE MONTH Gardenia jasminoides Nothing says summer in the south like the fragrant blooms of Gardenia. One sniff and …

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Time to Prune Hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas that bloom on “old wood” Hydrangeas are a bold, bright, and beautiful way to add color and texture to …

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Cancelled-Mission: Connection

*This class has been cancelled* Have you been missing experiences and human interaction? Well, North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck …

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“BOLO” Canna

Well, it is that time of year again. The pests have begun invading our gardens. Don’t worry, N.C. Cooperative …

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Live Update

**UPDATE: As we work to transition back into more interactive programming, we will reduce the Live from Currituck Extension …

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Currituck Mask Makers

One day we will look back and remember the 2020 pandemic that shut down the world. Things changed for …

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Operational Update

With the lifting of the stay at home order and initiation of Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina, …

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Mole vs. Vole

Moles and Voles are often confused for one another, but when viewed closely, one can differentiate, between the two, …

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Protecting Your Garden From the Cold

This weekend we are forecasted to experience nighttime lows below 40 degrees. These temperatures are uncharacteristic for this time …

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The Majestic OBX Live Oaks 

The Majestic OBX Live Oaks Quercus virginiana, Quercus geminate The Outer Banks of North Carolina are home to perhaps the most …

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Dividing Ornamental Grasses

Dividing your ornamental grasses helps to keep them healthy, strong, and vibrant! It is also a great way to …

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Extension FAQs

What is that bug in my garden? Do I really have to use margarine in that recipe or is …

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This Week in the Garden

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is starting a new article/ video log series titled: This Week in the …

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Beginners Guide to Gardening

Starting a home garden can be a daunting task. The thought of buying materials and seeds, spending hours preparing …

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8. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

This integrated pest management (IPM) chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook familiarizes readers with a …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

5 days agoGrow It, Eat It

2020 Top Performing Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars Across the Transition Zone and North Carolina

This factsheet offers information on the top performing tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass turf cultivars …

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Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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

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Glossary

The glossary for the Extension Master Gardener Handbook defines terms that are found in the …

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2015 Turfgrass Pest Management Manual

This guide is designed to help turf managers identify the major turfgrass pests found in …

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Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

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Armored Scale Identification and Management on Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to identify and manage common armored scale insects that …