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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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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 …

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Vegetative Screening

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

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Join Us for Canning 101

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

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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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Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

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Lime Equivalence of Fine-Ground Basalt Rock

Fine-ground basalt rock has recently become available as a soil amendment in North Carolina. This …

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Land Application of Municipal Sludge: Advantages and Concerns

This factsheet explains how proper land application of municipal biosolids can protect public health and …

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Sesame’s Impact on Root-Knot Nematode Populations

Soils were collected from three farms in Wilson County before and after a sesame crop. …

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Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation

Protecting farm and forest land can be complicated. In this publication we interview a family …

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Pole Bean Production

In North Carolina, pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a …

Understanding Climate, Planning, and Response Terms Within the Forestry Context

New and existing professionals working in the realm of climate education, research, and outreach need …

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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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