invasive plants

The beautiful Bradford pear: In the eye of the beholder

After months of cold, ice and snowpocalypses, the first signs of spring are a welcome sight to North Carolina. Along with tulips popping their pretty heads up, the white, fluffy flowers of the Bradford pear tree are among the first bloomers, alerting North Carolinians that warmer weather lies just ahead. Yes, North Carolina, spring has […]

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Weeding out cogongrass in North Carolina

When invasive plants are introduced into an environment, they can cause major problems for native plants and wildlife. Some are worse than others, such as kudzu. But another non-native plant threatens the state and is thought to be much worse than kudzu and its car-engulfing capabilities. Cogongrass – considered by many experts to be one […]

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News Roundup: March 2-8

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Audio: Raleigh’s Largest Flavors of Carolina Show,” Southern Farm Network: Earlier this week, the Marketing Division of the North […]

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