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34803
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The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that attacks ash trees, of which there are four native species to North Carolina. Originally from Asia, it has been found in 24 states total. Symptoms and preventative measures are also presented in this article.
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34804
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Pears are one of the hardiest and easiest fruiting trees to plant in North Carolina. Not only do they yield fruit early, but they are also cost-effective, can cross-pollinate, and sprout beautiful white flowers in the Spring.
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36196
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The particular type of worm discussed, compost, can create compost through a process known as vermiculture. Encouraging gardeners to keep organic waste from landfills is its five benefits: increasing water holding capacity and porosity; improving texture; reducing erosion; and impact on plant growth and yields. Additional incentive to engage in vermiculture is this EPA’s statistic: between 55-65% of residential waste is thrown away, much of which is organic.
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36195
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For gardeners seeking green thumb level success, the author offered information types of plants: open pollinated; hybrid; and genetically modified organism. She discussed each type’s characteristics and how OPs, hybrids, and GMOs can affect a garden’s productivity.
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