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Wisteria hysteria

By on April 6, 2016

For the past few weeks, many North Carolina treetops have been clothed with a gorgeous drooping purple flower that reaches high into forest canopies. The thought by many is that the plant is a stunning reminder that spring has arrived

The beautiful Bradford pear: In the eye of the beholder

By on April 9, 2014

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

Excellence in Action Award presented for cogongrass early detection and rapid response

By on March 26, 2014

Two employees of the North Carolina Forest Service were honored at the N.C. Invasive Plant Council’s Annual Meeting with the Excellence in Action Award for their keen eyes and quick reactions to control what many experts consider to be one

Weeding out cogongrass in North Carolina

By on July 3, 2013

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

News Roundup: March 2-8

By on March 8, 2013

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