Ten resolutions for the home gardener

Reflecting on the many current issues and concerns, it is tempting to feel overwhelmed and rather helpless, to shrug off action with the attitude, ...

January 14th, 2018 |  


To prune or not to prune?

Pruning is often puzzling to many gardeners. Some plants bloom on old wood and some on new, and it’s important to know the difference.Here’...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Parasitic mistletoe depends on its host

Mistletoe is the common name for any of the several hundred species of parasitic or semi-parasitic plants belonging to the Loranthaceae and Viscaceae ...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Next Farm Bill could target aggressive regulations

RALEIGH — Federal environmental regulations are battering farmers, and public policy research analyst Darren Bakst believes there is a mechanism...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Report: N.C. farmers are double-dipping subsidies

RALEIGH — A newly released report from the Environmental Working Group — a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization — found farmers are d...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Spring bulbs should be planted now

Fall is the best time to plant spring-flowering bulbs to create a kaleidoscope of color next spring. Thousands of tulips and daffodils find their way ...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE

Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the fifth and sixth positive cases of Eastern Equine Encep...

November 1st, 2017 |  


USDA announces enrollment period for Safety Net Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that, starting Nov. 1, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agricultu...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Heaviest is best as pumpkin sets record at California contest

Heaviest is best as pumpkin sets record at California contest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The winner of the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off had the heaviest pumpkin recorded in the history of the...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Bladen third-graders enjoy annual Ag’em Up Days

Bladen third-graders enjoy annual Ag’em Up Days

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ag’em Up Days, a two-day Agricultural Field Day Adventure for Bladen County third-graders, was held on Oct. 4-5 at the Bla...

October 10th, 2017 |