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Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Author at Washington Daily News

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

Community Columns

Glyphosate fact or fiction?

I have taken several calls over the course of the last year in which folks tell me they are afraid of Round-up (or other products ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Monday, July 13, 2020 2:12 pm

Community Columns

Are you tired of the rain yet?

This past weekend was the first time I have been able to mow my yard in nearly three weeks. Pulling the climate data from Warren ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:18 am

Beaufort County

What’s wrong with my yard?

This has been the topic of the week this week! I have had more calls, from homeowners and landscapers alike, about lawns this week than ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:54 pm

Education

4-H to provide garden kits for kids

GROW YOUR OWN: Beaufort County 4-H will be giving out Starter Garden Kits at the meal distribution sites for students this Friday. Along with their meal, ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:59 pm

Community Columns

Sharp advice to follow

My wife and I have just moved into a new home. There are so many things to do! There is unpacking, organizing and remodeling, not ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:24 am

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