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Are You Ready for the Second Half?

Hopefully, some of you reading this may recall a previous article I wrote briefing you on recent Environmental Protection …

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Cold Damage

I have finally been able to spend some daylight scouting my home landscape for cold damage. Robeson County is …

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Winter Worries Abated

I remember as a child how my grandmother would start getting anxious about Christmas as soon as Halloween came. …

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Disaster Preparedness

Are you prepared for a disaster? Visit Cooperative Extension’s site to learn what you need to do to be …

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A Fruit With a Future

“Local” and “native” are two buzz words that can easily be overused and overlooked in conversation when referring to …

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Help Save the Pollinators

You’ve heard the old saying, “an apple a day will keep the doctor away.” Well, to keep those apples …

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Stress Upon Stress

Hurricane Matthew’s ravaging waters hit Robeson County residents hard just a few short months ago. Slowly, we are starting …

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Basil Downy Mildew

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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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Formica Ants in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of formica ants, an insect pest …

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Tips for Effective Ant Baiting

This Entomology Insect Note offers tips for baiting ants in an around homes.

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