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Cover photo for Minimizing Blind Wood on Apple

Minimizing Blind Wood on Apple

Bud break has been observed across multiple apple cultivars in Western NC. Several treatments to increase lateral branching on …

Marssonina Blotch

Marssonina Madness on Malus

Premature defoliation resulting from Necrotic Leaf Blotch and Glomerella Leaf Spot was the focus of last week’s post. Unfortunately …

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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 …

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Maximizing the Durability of Athletic Fields

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Baseball Field Layout and Construction

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Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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Claycolored leaf beetles

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

Claycolored leaf beetles are a sporadic pest in the landscape.

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