Posts Tagged ‘gardens and lawns’

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.

Extension offers advice on kudzu bugs

Kudzu bug

Homeowners and soybean growers in North Carolina are in for a surprise this year, as kudzu bugs continue their march across the Southeast. This invasive pest congregates en masse on home siding and legumes, like soybeans.

JCRA’s 2012 Gala in the Garden is a red, white and green celebration

Event chair Charlie Kidder walks through Gala in the Garden site at JC Raulston Arboretum just prior to the arrivals of more than 500 guests.

The annual garden party and fund-raising event doubled as a birthday party for N.C. State.

CALS grad leads People’s Garden program

Picture of Livia Marques

CALS grad Livia Marques leads the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s popular and growing People’s Garden Program.

Produce grown in flooded gardens poses food safety risks

Flooded garden

Produce grown in gardens that were submerged by floodwaters during or after Hurricane Irene can pose a health risk. A new food safety info sheet from North Carolina Extension explains the risks and what you can do to avoid getting sick.

May Day arboretum gala celebrates spring in Raleigh

Susan Woodson

The annual Gala in the Garden fund-raiser at JC Raulston Arboretum is traditionally a beautiful herald of the spring season in Raleigh, whether the weather is fine, rainy, sweltering or windy. For this year’s May 1 festivities, it was more than fine.

Glen explores impacts of Extension’s ‘gardens of learning’

In March, Charlotte Glen presented her findings on horticulture agents’ use of demonstration gardens to enhance Extension programming.

Research on Extension gardens culminates in a project presented at N.C. State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Landscape field day is May 18

landscape

The 2011 Landscape Professional Field Day takes place at the JC Raulston Arboretum on N.C. State University’s campus in Raleigh. University researchers and Extension specialists will discuss weed management, insect problems and pruning techniques.

‘Almanac Gardener’ enters 28th season

Mike Gray

Whether you’d like to cultivate a window box of flowers, a backyard patch of vegetables or an acre full of healthy grasses, join Almanac Gardener’s Mike Gray as he and his fellow Cooperative Extension experts take viewers through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance and blooming innovation.

Nursery collaborates with N.C. State to solve production challenges

Jill and John Hoffman

From its greenhouses and farm in Rougemont, Hoffman Nursery sells ornamental and native grass liners — or starter plants — wholesale to customers all across the United States and Canada. But when the company’s owners need solutions to production problems, they frequently look much closer to home — to the agricultural research and Extension experts at N.C. State University.

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