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4-H Photography Workshop

Do you enjoy taking photos? Are you interested in learning more about the art and science of photography? On …

Green and Yellow Plant Wilting

Fusarium Wilt of Tomato

Fusarium wilt of tomato is caused by the soilborne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici mainly causes wilt …

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Carpenter Ants

It is common to have questions concerning carpenter ants. Carpenter ant nests are usually constructed in wood that is …

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FCS@Home: Blueberries

There’s nothing more sweeter than a summer blueberry. There’s also nothing more healthier than a summer blueberry! These small …

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What Is EFNEP?

If you’re not familiar with EFNEP, EFNEP offers free nutrition classes to help families and youth cook healthy meals …

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Be a L.E.A.D.E.R This Summer

Hello everyone! My name is Angel Richardson and I am the 2021 Union County 4-H Summer Intern here to …

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Summer Vegetables & Heat

With the high heat of summer, I often receive calls from folks asking why their vegetables are not producing. …

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Extension Events - July 2021

July 3 Union County Farmers Market – Monroe & Stallings Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers “Let’s Get Growing” July 5 MED instead of Meds Course July …

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Gardening Tips

National 4-H offers tons of resources and activities ranging from different topics created by 4-Hers. Today, I’d like to …

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Agri-Business in Union County

Agriculture is the single largest component of the economy in Union County. With ample farmland, a skilled workforce, and …

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Fire Ants

Did you know that fire ants are actually native to southern Brazil? They currently can be found in eleven …

Fresh NC Produce for Sale

Visit NC Farms - Local Produce

Union County has quite the selection of fruits and vegetables. With summer setting in, and the changing of seasons, …

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Soil, Plots, and Planters

This publication, chapter 8 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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Food Garden Design

This publication, chapter 4 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

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Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

This comprehensive guide offers information on different grasses for North Carolina lawns, as well as …

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A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

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Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade

Turfgrass, trees, and shrubs are desired in most landscapes because they are attractive and useful. …

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