Archive for the ‘Lawn and Garden’ Category

Racing to stop the cankerworm

Undergraduate researcher Bobby Chanthammavong and technician Greg Bryant examine the remains of cankerworms stopped in their tracks by tape covered with a sticky paste. Without their efforts, the annoying pests might have killed the tree.

Controlling cankerworms is tricky, but on a foggy Friday, entomologist Steve Frank and his colleagues head out on their weekly mission: preventing the cankerworm, an annoying pest, from defoliating North Carolina’s urban deciduous trees. Read more in N.C. State University’s Bulletin.

N.C. State scientists work to stop the spread of boxwood blight

Boxwood blight defoliation

Since colonial days, the boxwood has been an important part of American gardens and landscapes. Research from N.C. State University is designed to help keep it that way, in spite of the threat to the plant posed by a disease new to the United States.

13th worm conference attracts 120

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Rhonda Sherman’s vermiculture conference attracted 120 people this year from around the U.S. and five other countries.

TV show nominated for two regional EMMYs

Simone Keith and Bryce Lane

N.C. State University’s television show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, has been nominated for two regional EMMY® Awards. This is the third straight year of nominations for the show and brings the total number of the show’s Emmy nominations to five.

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane” enters 10th season

Simone Keith and Bryce Lane

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane,” an award-winning TV show from N.C. State University, kicks off its 10th season Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon on UNC-TV.

Extension Master Gardeners turn barren lot into peaceful park

Mountain Valley Park

What was a narrow, barren lot beside the Clay County administrative office building in downtown Hayesville is now a peaceful park, thanks to recent efforts of Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Their donated work saved the county more than $10,000.

Ask an Expert All Stars honored for service

Linda Brandon

Linda Brandon, Master Gardener volunteer coordinator for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County, is at her computer quite a bit, assisting county homeowners with home garden questions. Brandon was among five N.C. Cooperative Extension professionals recognized as Ask an Expert All Stars by Extension Information Technology for quick responses to client questions asked through Extension’s Ask an Expert widget over the past year.

App taps kids’ interest in technology to open door to gardening and the out of doors

Roo's Fabulous Edible Garden

A new electronic game from UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is designed to get kids interested in spending time outdoors growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Landscape professional field day

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Rain gardens, plant installation techniques, weed and insect management and more are on the agenda for N.C. State University’s Landscape Professional Field Day on May 16 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

‘Almanac Gardener’ returns

Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener,” a popular UNC-TV show featuring gardening experts from North Caroline Cooperative Extension, has entered its 29th season. Segments will highlight community gardening, rain gardens, water conservation, produce selection and preparation — and much more.

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