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Cliff Ruth
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Fire Ants Expanding their Territory
Fire Ants are Expanding their Territory  Fire Ants   are expanding their territory in NC and additional counties or portions of counties are now under quarantine.  Essentially, for the green industry this means that certain products (nursery crops, pine nee...

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Cicadas are Impacting Trees in WNC
Cicadas are Impacting Trees in WNC If you or your clients are noticing dead twigs on forest or landscape trees, chances are that it is the result of Periodical Cicadas.  The female gender of these insects cuts slits in the twigs of various species of trees ...

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Post Drought Stress Symptoms
Post Drought Stress Symptoms Although we are getting what appears to be adequate rainfall now, we are still seeing symptoms of drought stress or "post drought stress".    These symptoms may vary from wilting and slow growth to smaller than normal leaves and...

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Job Opening
Job Opening The following is a job opening that some of you might find of interest: Trademark Homescapes Inc., a successful landscaping company providing landscaping, custom wood
working, gardening and water features is seeking an experienced landscape crew...

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New Worker Protection Standards Coming into Effect on Jan 2nd
New Worker Protection Standards Going into Effect on Jan 2nd It's December 1st and I want to make you aware of some new laws that will be going into effect on January 2nd.  If you use and apply pesticides you need to be aware of these standards as they will...

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Smoke- Respirator Use
Working in Smokey Conditions There has been some concern about breathing during these times with smokey conditions prevalent over most of our area.  The link here:   Respirator for use during smokey conditions   takes you to a pdf that will describe the pro...

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Landscape Contractor Math and Bidding Clas
Landscape Contractor Math and Bidding Class New guidelines require that Licensed Landscape Contractors obtain a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours of business credits each year as a part of their 7 hour requirement.  In order to assist clients with...

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Position Opening
Position Open The town of Canton NC has a Right of Way Maintenance Position open.  See the job announcement attached;      Right of Way Job For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.
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