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Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Author at Washington Daily News

Agriculture

Got moles?

This time of year, I always get calls about mole tunnels across lawns. Why is that? Eastern moles spend their time foraging for food under ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:57 am

Columns

Is a sweet potato a yam or is a yam a sweet potato?

Our family has a tradition of going camping sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The fathers in the family take the kids away so ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:12 pm

Columns

The restaurant industry isn’t the only one hurting!

Terra Ceia, loosely translated, means “Where Heaven meets Earth or Heavenly Earth”. The area is aptly named if you have ever witnessed one of the ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:28 pm

Columns

A guide to Christmas tree care

Thanksgiving is here and you know Christmas is around the corner! My family traditionally decorates for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. It seems the commercial ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:52 pm

Community Columns

Mums blooming a sign of fall

This week has been absolutely wonderful, the beginning of fall actually feels like fall! I can’t remember when the last time that happened — it ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Community Columns

New leaf spot disease in pears?

I am seeing something on pears that I haven’t seen in the past four years since taking this position. Not that I think I have ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Friday, September 11, 2020 10:00 pm

Community Columns

What can I do about fire ants?

Going out this past weekend to work on the yard, I noticed several new fire-ant mounds that were not there last Saturday. I have four ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:48 pm

Community Columns

Got Slugs?

“What’s eating my garden?” The caller said, “I come out in the morning and there are these holes in the leaves of my plants!” While ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Friday, August 28, 2020 5:35 pm

Community Columns

What is this worm on my azaleas?

This week’s question comes from Chocowinity. This very colorful worm (a.k.a. caterpillar) on your azaleas is an azalea caterpillar (Datana major). They are very destructive ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:50 pm

Community Columns

Fried green tomatoes?

I had the pleasure of hosting my folks, who live in Pennsylvania, over the course of the Independence Day holiday weekend. We had a wonderful ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:36 pm

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