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2015 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information

By: Loren Fisher, Blake Brown, Gary Bullen, Jonathan Phillips, Grant Ellington, Jan Spears, Matthew Vann, Kenneth Barnes, Joseph Priest, Scott Whitley, Glenn Tart, David Smith, Hannah Burrack, Catherine LePrevost, Mina Mila, John Radcliff, Will Snell

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable to growing flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina.

Pennant Magnum (S-metolachlor)

By: Joe Neal Pesticide Fact Sheets

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Pennant Magnum (S-metolachlor).

Gloomy scale, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Comstock), Hemiptera: Diaspididae

By: Steven Frank, Adam Dale Entomology Insect Note

Gloomy scale is an armored scale insect pest of ornamental trees, most commonly red maple trees. These pests are much more abundant and damaging in urban landscapes than natural forests. This insect note describes an integrated pest management approach to identifying, monitoring, and managing these pests.

Fuller Rose Beetle, Naupactus gomanni (Crotch), Coleoptera: Curculionidae

By: Steven Frank, Adam Dale Entomology Insect Note

Fuller rose beetle is a generalist herbivore pest of many ornamental trees and shrubs. These pests feed are primarily nocturnal and feed on leaves, although they are not often economically damaging. This insect note describes an integrated pest management approach to identifying, monitoring, and managing these pests.

Japanese maple scale, Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell), Himiptera: Diaspididae

By: Steven Frank, Adam Dale Entomology Insect Note

Japanese maple scale is an exotic, armored scale insect pest of several ornamental trees and shrubs, most commonly in urban landscapes. This insect fact sheet provides an integrated pest management approach to identifying, monitoring, and managing Japanese maple scale.

Maple spider mite, Oligonychus aceris (Shimer), Acariformes: Tetranychidae

By: Steven Frank, Adam Dale Entomology Insect Note

Maple spider mites are a common arthropod pest of landscape and nursery-grown maple trees, most commonly red maple and red maple x silver maple hybrids (Freeman maples). This pest fact sheet provides an integrated pest management approach to identify, monitor, and manage maple spider mites.

Building Bones for a Lifetime: Diet and Osteoporosis

By: Jacquelyn McClelland

This 12-page booklet will help you determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and will explain dietary changes can decrease that risk.

Collard Greens

By: Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Linda Brandon, Jeannie Leonard, Lucy Bradley Grow It, Eat It

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables from your garden. Each publication features recipes, recommended uses, nutrition information, and more.

Collard Greens Handout

By: Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Linda Brandon, Jeannie Leonard, Lucy Bradley Grow It, Eat It

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables from your garden. Each publication features recipes, recommended uses, nutrition information, and more.

Appendix E. State and Local Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Associations

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This section of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides information about Master Gardener Volunteer associations.

II. North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines is an overview of the Master Gardener program in North Carolina.

III. North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides an overview of Master Gardener training.

IV. North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Policies

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines covers policies of the Master Gardener program.

V. North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Procedures

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides information on the Master Gardener procedures.

VI. North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Fundraising

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides information about generating revenue for Master Gardener programs.

VII. Sources of Additional Information

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides additional information sources about the Master Gardener program.

Appendix A. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Position Classifications and Descriptions

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides descriptions of the various Master Gardener position classifications.

Appendix B. Examples of North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Roles

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines provides an overview of Master Gardener roles.

La Ley de Equidad de Vivienda y Modificaciones Razonables

By: Sarah Kirby Fair Housing Law

This factsheet discusses reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification and fair housing law.

North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This publication provides guidelines for the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, including how to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

I. North Carolina Cooperative Extension

By: Lucy Bradley North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines

This chapter of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines provides and overview of Extension in North Carolina.

Timber Sales: A Planning Guide for Landowners

By: Robert Bardon

This publication offers tips on marketing and selling, timber terminology, examples of timber sale agreements and advice on seeking professional help from a consulting forester. By using this guide, landowners can make their next (or first) timber sale a pleasant and profitable experience.

The Use of Management Practices to Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination in Corn

By: Megan Meyers, Ron Heiniger, Leah Boerema, Ignazio Carbone

This publication examines the timing and application rate of two biocontrol products based on nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus strains to reduce mycotoxin contamination in corn.

Appendix 19-C. History of Landscape Design

By: Michelle Wallace Extension Gardener Handbook

This Appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain a brief history of land development and its influence on landscape design.

Appendix 19-D. Permaculture Design

By: Abbey Piner Extension Gardener Handbook

This Permaculture Appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies for creating an ecologically sustainable home landscape.

20. Wildlife

By: Christopher Moorman, Christopher DePerno, Lucy Bradley, Kathleen Moore Extension Gardener Handbook

This Wildlife Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will teach readers to recognize the value of wildlife in the landscape and how to create a suitable back yard wildlife habitat. It also examines wildlife challenges and strategies discouraging pest, game, non-game, and federally protected migratory bird species.

Asparagus

By: Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Linda G. Brandon, Jeannie Leonard, Lucy Bradley Grow It, Eat It

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables from your garden. Each publication features recipes, recommended uses, nutrition information, and more.

Asparagus Handout

By: Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Linda Brandon, Jeannie Leonard, Lucy Bradley Grow It, Eat It

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables from your garden. Each publication features recipes, recommended uses, nutrition information, and more.

Waste Analysis

By: David Crouse, Brenda Cleveland SoilFacts

This factsheet clarifies the importance of waste analysis and describes the procedures for taking reliable samples and submitting them to the Agronomic Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS).

Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter

By: David Crouse, Karl Shaffer SoilFacts

A summary of North Carolina rules and regulations governing the purchasing, handling, application and reporting of poultry litter by commercial haulers. This publication also includes a sample agreement between growers and haulers regarding who has responsibility for the various stages of litter handling.

Use of On-Farm Records for Modifying a Certified Animal Waste Management Plan

By: David Crouse, James C. Barker, John Havlin SoilFacts

Changes in the interpretation of North Carolina water quality rules and technical standards allow for the use of on-farm records in the development of waste management plans. This publication describes the use of such records, citing examples. The use of on-farm records can work to an animal producer’s benefit by providing more site-specific information about how an animal waste management system should be operated, particularly with respect to the number of acres of crops necessary to properly utilize the nutrients (mainly nitrogen) in the wastewater.

Reducing Drift and Odor with Wastewater Application

By: David Crouse, Sanjay Shah, Karl Shaffer SoilFacts

This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, so that managers and designers of land application systems can make wise decisions on how to apply wastewater with minimal impact on neighbors and the environment.

First...See a Forester

By: Robert Bardon

This publication for landowners discusses the importance of consulting a professional forester before selling timber and describes the credentials held by reputable foresters.

Grazing Behavior of Steers Offered Different Warm-season Grass Canopies: Nutritive Value and Particle-size Characteristics of the Diets

By: J.C. Burns, D.S. Fisher, E.S. Leonard

The dry matter yield and nutritive value of flaccidgrass, with potential as a ruminant feed as well as for biomass stock and adapted to the Mid-Atlantic Region, was evaluated for its response to a range of nitrogen rates when cut at three maturities.

2015 Sod Producers' Report for North Carolina

By: Grady Miller

This publication reports the results of an annual survey of sod growers in North Carolina to determine and track relative inventory levels and project price changes for the year.

Glossary

Extension Gardener Handbook

The glossary for the Extension Master Gardener Handbook defines terms that are found in the text of the chapters.

Appendix 19-B. Garden Journaling

By: Lise Jenkins Extension Gardener Handbook

This appendix from the Extension Gardener Handbook describes the value of garden journaling and different strategies a gardener may use to start one.

Communities Thrive on Trees

By: Robert Bardon, Kevin Miller, Mark Megalos

This brochure describes the economic, environmental and health benefits that urban trees provide to a community. It provides a list of organizations to contact for more information about urban forestry.

Who is Responsible for the Trees? A Citizen Guide to Trees in the Community

By: Robert Bardon, Brandon King

This publication provides guidance on who is responsible for the maintenance and care of public and private trees in a community.

Selling Your Timber? Don't Make an Uninformed Decision!

This publication explains the risks involved in selling timber without knowledge of current market conditions and provides guidelines for selling your timber with the assistance of a registered forester.

Rhizopus Soft Rot of Sweetpotato

By: Andrew Scruggs, Lina Quesada-Ocampo Vegetable Pathology Fact Sheets

This factsheet covers the identification and management of Rhizopus soft rot of sweetpotatoes.

2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual Introduction

By: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer use, insect control, chemical weed control, plant growth regulators, animal damage control and disease control.

2014 Income of North Carolina Timber Harvested and Delivered to Mills

By: James Jeuck, Robert Bardon

Estimates of income of North Carolina timber harvested and delivered to mills.

Helichrysum Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By: Brian Whipker, Ingram McCall, W. Garrett Owen Helichrysum Diagnostic Key

Diagnosis of nitrogen deficiency symptoms and corrective procedures discussed.

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