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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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Integrated Pest Management

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

Japanese Beetle on Leaf

Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles are an invasive species, and are starting to make their appearance. You may be able to …

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The Dangers of Plastic Netting

Did you know that plastic netting is commonly embedded in turf sod and erosion control blankets? This plastic netting …

We Grow Union County

Extension in Full Bloom

As a month filled with holidays and everyday occasions, April at UC Extension was blooming with events and opportunities. …

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White Fringe Tree

White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is also known as Old-man’s-beard, or sometimes as Gray-beard. It grows native in the …

We Grow Union County - Spring 2022

Springing Into Extension

Spring is in the air, and so much is happening at UC Extension. With the arrival of spring, comes …

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How to Fertilize House Plants

Generally speaking, house plants should be fertilized regularly when they are receiving optimum environmental conditions (water, light, temperature, humidity), …

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Canning Season Is Here!

With the months getting warmer and the vegetables and fruits starting to grow, it’s now time to think about …

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When to Plant

On March 13, Union County had a hard freeze and, even though I covered my blueberries with 3 layers …

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Buttercup Control in Pastures

Last year many people were dismayed to find a sea of yellow flowers in their pasture when spring rolled …

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Shopping Local for Fresh Produce

Farmers Markets are packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. While I enjoy the offerings of a Farmer’s Market, there …

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Small Farms Week

This week, March 21 – 26, is Small Farms Week at North Carolina A&T State University and we, at …

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Pesticide Container Recycling

What is the Pesticide Container Recycling Program? The Pesticide Container Recycling program is available to all licensed pesticide applicators. In …

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Starting Your Orchard

The climate and soils here in Union County are well suited to grow many types of fruit trees. The …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

3 days ago
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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

3 days ago
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How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

3 days ago
Graph showing accumulation of 12 kinds of forage plants throughout the year in North Carolina.

Overview of Forages and Forage Utilization for Pasture-Based Livestock Systems in North Carolina

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

5 days ago

Extension Programming Models

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

2 weeks ago
Flow chart tracing the conversion of basalt to bicarbonate, which can react in the soil, increasing its pH, or leach into groundwater and be converted to calcium carbonate in the o

Lime Equivalence of Fine-Ground Basalt Rock

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

2 weeks ago
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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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An individual tomato showing severe stress due to nematode damage next to an unaffected sesame plant.

Sesame’s Impact on Root-Knot Nematode Populations

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

3 weeks ago