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Cover photo for Gaston Grower Spotlight Jan 2022

Gaston Grower Spotlight Jan 2022

This month’s spotlight highlights an often overlooked step in preparing for the spring while winter has set in. Learn …

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

When: December 18, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon Where: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas Cost: $20 (check or …

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Tired of Gardening Miss-Information?

N.C. Cooperative Extension is hosting “Garden Mythbusters: There’s a Resource for That!” Trying to identify a plant? Need a …

Cover photo for Gaston Grower Spotlight - September 2020

Gaston Grower Spotlight - September 2020

September’s Gaston Grower Spotlight highlights the practice of double cropping small grains and soybeans. Double cropping wheat and soybeans …

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Preparing for Fall-Tall Fescue Management

Tall Fescue As the days keep creeping toward September landscapers and homeowners should be preparing themselves for cool-season grass management. …

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2017 Southeastern US Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings

This pest control guide was a project of the Southern Nursery IPM Working Group (SNIPM) …

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1. Soils & Plant Nutrients

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12. Native Plants

This native plants chapter of the Extension Gardener Handbook defines the term native, why gardeners …

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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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This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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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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6. Weeds

This weeds chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses weed life cycles, how to properly …

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