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Video on Setting Up a Worm Bin

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage is a new video in the Homegrown From NC State Extension News series. In …

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage is an extension fact sheet that was authored by Rhonda Sherman and first published …

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Over 100 Items Can Be Composted at Home

What CAN be Composted in a Home Composting Bin? Over 100 Items! Autumn leaves, twigs, yard trimmings Grass clippings Vegetables and their …

Cover photo for NC State's 18th Vermiculture Conference

NC State's 18th Vermiculture Conference

NC State’s Vermiculture Conference is the only annual training about earthworm farming and mid-to-large-scale vermicomposting in the world. This …

ALERT: Herbicide Carryover

HERBICIDE CARRYOVER IN HAY, MANURE, COMPOST, AND GRASS CLIPPINGS: Caution to Hay Producers, Livestock Owners, Farmers, and Home Gardeners. Certain …

Cover photo for Teaching Vermicomposting in South America

Teaching Vermicomposting in South America

Rhonda Sherman, Horticultural Science Extension Specialist, traveled to Guyana South America through the sponsorship of Partners of the Americas and …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape

For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Average Growing Season for Selected North Carolina Locations

Growing season is defined as the number of days without an air temperature of 32°F …

Average First Fall Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations

Frost forms on solid objects when the water vapor in the atmosphere changes from its …

Average Last Spring Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations

Frost forms on solid objects when the water vapor in the atmosphere changes from its …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs

Seed dormancy is nature's way of setting a time clock that allows seeds to initiate …