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Pond Field Day, Pond Management, Southern Pond Management, How to Control Fish Populations, Fish in Pond, Pond Turnover

Pond Field Day

Union County Soil and Water Conservation will be hosting a pond management workshop on Saturday, October 8. This workshop …

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Union County Heritage Festival

The Wild Turkey 5K and the Union County Heritage Festival is held at the Union County Agriculture Center on …

Cleome Flower, Spider Flower, Flower in Garden, Gardens and Flowers, Flowers to Plant in Garden, Pretty Flowers to Grow in the Garden

The Spider Flower

Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana) or Cleome is native to southeastern Brazil and Argentina making it a great plant for …

Union County Farm City Banquet, Farm City Banquet, What is a Farm City Banquet, Union County Farm City Banquet, Farming Events, Celebrating Farm Events in Charlotte, Charlotte Events, NC Events

Farm City Banquet - 2022

The Farm City Banquet creates an opportunity for an evening of good food, fellowship and celebration of our local …

White Grub, Beetles, Japanese Beetle Grubs, White Larvae

Japanese Beetle Grubs in Turf

White grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles, which include the Japanese beetle. They are the grubs that I …

Lawn Irrigation, How to Irrigate Your Lawn, Irrigating Your Lawn, Lawn Irrigation

Irrigation for Your Home

Hopefully you have received rainfall recently from the numerous showers & thunderstorms, but if you have not, then you …

Garden Beds, How to Make a Garden Bed, Raised Garden Beds,

Summer Vegetables and Heat

The temperature has cooled somewhat, but we a have experienced the extreme heat of summer in the past few …

Picking a Peach, Peaches, NC Peaches, SC Peaches, Georgia Peaches, How Do You Know When a Peach is Ripe, Ripe Peaches, Farmers Market Peaches, Growers Market,

How to Pick a Peach

July is here and that means it’s time for peaches. There is nothing better than standing in an orchard …

Privacy Screening, How to Make a Privacy Screen, Privacy Screen and Nature, What to Build to Hide Neighbors Yard, Hide Neighbors House

Vegetative Screening

Urban trees provide a lot of benefits to us where we live, work, and play. They clean the air …

Homesteading, Canning Near Me, How to Can, Canning Courses, Canning Vegetables, How to Can Vegetables, How to Can Fruits, How to Make Jam, How to Make Jelly,

Join Us for Canning 101

September is a great time for harvesting the last round of produce from your own garden. But what way …

Berms, Sound Barriers, Plant Barries, Barriers,

Using Berms as Barriers

If you want to create privacy, redirect wind, reduce noise, or stop erosion around your urban home, you can …

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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a well-rounded management approach to pest control. Damage to plants by pests is …

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Road Map to the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

This publication provides a simplified tool that can quickly guide farm managers, handlers, workers, and …

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Mapa de la Ley de Protección al Trabajador para Pesticidias Agrícolas

Este mapa presenta la ruta más rápida para satisfacer la Ley de Protección al Trabajador …

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Introduction: Food Banks and Food Pantries

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, describes food banks and …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Meet the Residents

The second chapter in the collection, How to Manage a Successful Bee Hotel, highlights some …

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2022 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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