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The Turtles of the High Country

With Spring transitioning into Summer in the High Country region of western North Carolina, our native wildlife is out …

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Conservation With a View

The staff of N.C. Cooperative Extension of Watauga County was recently invited to tour a new parcel of property acquired …

Virtual Farm Tour

The summer farm tour of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association highlights local farms and current research and demonstrations. …

Lady beetles lay eggs in clusters that are also easy to spot. Sometimes you may beat eggs out on a plate when scouting.

Twig Aphids 2020

Twig aphids are shaping up to be a problem this spring in western North Carolina. Many fields had high …

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Christmas Tree Scouting: Twig Aphids

With support from a grant from the Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund, Cooperative Extension produced and released a series of …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

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Current Forest Carbon Markets at a Glance

Recently, several new initiatives in forest carbon markets have emerged simplifying the carbon project development …

4 days ago
Firewood with its bark removed, showing insect feeding galleries

Firewood as a Vector in Invasive Pest Dispersal

This factsheet covers information related to firewood as a threat in moving invasive pests to …

2 weeks agoInvasive Forest Pests
Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

6/10/21
American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Coppiced American Sycamore on Marginal Land as a Viable Short Rotation Woody Crop

This factsheet summarizes recent research that investigated the productivity of American sycamore after coppicing and …

5/21/21
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Using the Differential Shrinkage and the Cupping of Lumber Spreadsheet

Wood shrinkage is often calculated with the assumption that the radial and tangential shrinkage occurs …

Economic Contribution of the Forest Sector in North Carolina, 2019

This publication discusses contributions the forest sector makes to the North Carolina economy.

5/3/21