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NC Cooperative Extension is based at North Carolina's two land-grant institutions, NC State University and NC A&T State University, in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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Hard mast trees

Is production of acorns really high this year? Is that because we've had such a warm, wet summer (several of them)? Do all of the mast trees coordinate their produciton, or is that species specific? Thanks!

Wake County North Carolina Posted about 4 hours ago

Hard layer under sandy soil

Hello! I have planted a persimmon tree in Wilmington and at the bottom of the hole I dug there was a layer of very hard brown soil which I think is old peat based on my Google depth of knowledge. It was about 30 inches down and I planted this young Rossyanken persimmon on top of it. It is keeping me awake at night worrying about it! That layer appears to be throughout my yard but should I find a way to break through it or dig the hole deeper? Thank you!

New Hanover County North Carolina horticulture soil and fertility issues Posted about 15 hours ago

What kind of rock is this?

What kind of rock is this?

Kern County California rock identification geology Posted 1 day ago

Identify this worm

I found this crawling on me. Can anyone identify it?

Rutherford County North Carolina insects insect identification Posted 1 day ago

Aeration & Seeding - November too late?

Due to home repairs/construction we've missed the ideal time to aerate and seed fescue here in Charlotte. I'm wondering if we've missed our window entirely this fall? With our home projects nearing an end if we aerate and seed in the 2nd week of November would the fescue have a decent chance of germinating?

Mecklenburg County North Carolina lawns and turf horticulture Posted 1 day ago

goose won't eat

My 1yr old goose looks like she may have a blockage at the base of her neck. This is day 2 she is alone in the pool not eating but drinking. Should I massage it up towards her beak or down or not at all? I gave her little olive oil with water and ACV yesterday 2x. Is there a vet in Harnett/Cumberland county that would see her? thank you

Harnett County North Carolina poultry geese problems Posted 1 day ago

What material should I use to fill in a void in the trunk of my dogwood

I have a dogwood tree with a cavity in the trunk about 3 inches in diameter . I've cleaned out the dead wood and sprayed for the ants I saw inside. Now I would like to fill the void to prevent more insects from nesting and give the trunk more strength/stability. What material should I use to fill the void? Thank you Gary

Forsyth County North Carolina trees and shrubs dogwoods holes in trunk horticulture Posted 2 days ago

Overwintering dalhias

Do dalhias have to be dug up in the fall or will the bulbs survive our winters?

Forsyth County North Carolina dahlias horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials Posted 2 days ago

Vine identification

I have not been able to identify this vine can you help

Orange County North Carolina plant identification horticulture Posted 3 days ago

Suggested Varieties for Vegetable Gardens

This was printed in a flier-Weekend Gardener-Fall/Winter 2020. Do you have a similar Guide for edible herbs in North Carolina?

Johnston County North Carolina gardening herbs horticulture Posted 3 days ago