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Cover photo for New Turfgrass Disease Profiles

New Turfgrass Disease Profiles

We have recently added three new turfgrass disease profiles to our website. They are leaf and sheath blight (a.k.a. …

Cover photo for 2019 Diagnostics Lab Review

2019 Diagnostics Lab Review

Overall, total turfgrass samples submitted in 2019 to the NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab were nearly identical to total …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Anvil pruners and bypass pruners

Tools to Make the Cut

This second in a series on pruning offers tips on selecting the right tool for …

5 days agoPruning Trees & Shrubs
A stem failed on this maple due to bad form.

Before the Cut

This first of four publications in the Pruning Trees & Shrubs series introduces basic pruning …

5 days agoPruning Trees & Shrubs

Organic Lawn Care: A Guide to Organic Lawn Maintenance and Pest Management

This guide to lawn maintenance for North Carolina contains information on establishing a new lawn, …

5 days ago

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

2 weeks ago

Maximizing the Durability of Athletic Fields

Durable athletic fields begin with sound construction and careful planning. Good management practices can increase …

2 weeks ago

Baseball Field Layout and Construction

Knowing a few basics and having some appropriate tools is all that is necessary before …

2 weeks ago

Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds …

Claycolored leaf beetles

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

Claycolored leaf beetles are a sporadic pest in the landscape.

3 weeks agoPDIC Factsheets