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We Grow Union County

Growing Community

August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Cows Standing in Pasture

Managing Summer Annual Pastures

Summer annual forages, like sorghum, sudan-grass, and millets are becoming an increasingly common method of providing additional forage during …

Pelletized Lime in a Blue and White Bag

What About Lime?

When you send off a soil sample to test the nutrient levels in your soil, one of the recommendations …

Black Cows Standing Near Hay Bales

Reducing Hay Waste

Feeding hay in the winter can be one of the largest expenses for livestock owners. Consequently, we want to …

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Livestock Newsletter

The winter edition of the Tri-County Livestock Newsletter is here! Information on nitrates in hay, hay storage concerns, and …

Barred Rock Hen

Union County 4-H Chicken Project!

Union County 4-H is excited to offer a chicken project opportunity for youth interested in livestock and poultry. For …

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Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

This publication summarizes results from 26 studies addressing the establishment, cell wall content, cultivar improvement, …

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Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type B

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

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Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type A

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

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Dairy Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains how to use dairy manure as a fertilizer source. Included are descriptions …

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Lambing and Kidding Cheat Sheet for Beginning Small Ruminant Producers

This guide is a simple reference for beginner sheep and goat producers experiencing the lambing …

9/23/21

Ergot Alkaloids

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

Patulin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

PR Toxin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21