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Greenhouse and Nursery Program – Central Region

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N.C. Cooperative Extension has three multi-county agents dedicated to serving the needs of commercial ornamental greenhouse and nursery producers. Stacey Jones is the Area Specialized Agent for the central region of North Carolina. She has responsibilities in 28 counties. Stacey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Plant Biology from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Entomology from New Mexico State University. Plants and insects have been an interest since childhood, and she has been working with them professionally for over twenty years, fifteen of these with the Cooperative Extension Service.

The Central Region’s greenhouse and nursery program is here to help with growing issues such as insects, diseases, and weeds. For more information, please contact Stacey at or by phone at 704-223-8976.

Counties Served
Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Hoke, Iredell, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Yadkin Counties

How to Submit a Sample to NC Plant, Disease, and Insect Clinic
How-to videos to help you submit samples correctly to the NC State Plant, Disease, and Insect Clinic (PDIC).

Labor and Marketing Assistance
Information from the NC Department of Commerce about how they can help nursery and greenhouse growers find and hire labor.

Pest Control Guides and Grower Resources
Southeastern US Pest Control Guide and NC Ag. Chem Manual

Publications and Webinars
Information for growers on many common pests in greenhouse and nursery crops.

Stress Assistance for Greenhouse and Nursery Growers
NC State Extension and the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute have resources to help growers with stress-related issues.

Website Recommendations
Please let me know if you want to see any resources on my website.

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