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Plants to Add to Landscape, Holly Fern, Christmas Fern, Ferns, Plants in Landscape

Christmas and Holly Ferns

In the spirit of the season I want to talk about 2 evergreen ferns that you might consider adding …

Food Hub, How to Sell Food You Grow, Selling Vegetables, Local Farmers, Start Farming, How to Sell at Farmers Market, Selling at Farmers Market, Selling at Food Hub, Selling Produce

Food Hub Growers Training

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association for training in post-harvest handling to increase …

Fall Plant Sale, Fall Bulbs, Fall Planting, Perennials, Flowers, Gardening, Fall Gardening, Gardening in the Fall, Gardening in the South, Composting, Fall in NC, Charlotte Fall, Charlotte Gardening, Union County NC, North Carolina Gardening, Gardening in NC,

Fall Plant Sale

Fall is a busy time for families with many school and athletic events, festivals, and other events to attend. …

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 …

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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 …

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Irrigation for Your Home

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

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Summer Vegetables and Heat

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

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Are Neighbors Benefiting from Wine Tourism Development? Perceptions from the North Carolina Piedmont Triad

This publication discusses how residents of the North Carolina Triad area perceive the benefits of …

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The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT)

Phosphorus management is an important aspect of the USDA-NCRS nutrient management standard. Anyone applying animal …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Añublo polvoriento en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

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Heat Sources for Post-Weaning Pigs

This publication provides information about common heat sources used to supply supplemental warmth for young …

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Añublo lanoso en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2013 por la …

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2023 North Carolina Peach and Nectarine Disease and Pest Management Guide

This publication is intended to help you manage diseases and pests of peaches. In choosing …

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Farm to Early Care and Education Resource Guide for North Carolina Extension Agents

This resource guide explores how Early Care and Education programs serve families and show potential …

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