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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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Fall Family Garden Kit

We are back with another gardening kit for you and your family focused on fall crops. During the month …

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Lawn Care in the Fall

With the heat of summer and the dog days of August upon us, not too many folks are thinking …

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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 …

August 2021 - Extension Events

Extension Events - August 2021

August 2 Pesticide Course – X Credit August 5 Successful Gardening Class August 6 Composting 101 Workshop 4-H Photography Workshop August 7 Union County Farmers Market …

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Verticillium Wilt of Tomato

Verticillium wilt is caused by two different species of a soilborne fungus: Verticillium albo-atrum and Verticillium dahliae. Initial symptoms of Verticillium wilt include …

Bumps on Tree Branch

Obscure Scale

Many scale insects are serious pests of ornamental shrubs and trees. Obscure scale is an armored scale that feeds …

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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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Phorid Flies

Phorid flies are small flies that breed in moist, decaying organic matter and can be …

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Jumping Worms

This factsheet covers the description, biology, and management of the jumping earthworm, a common pest …

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Engaging Volunteers to Develop a Local Food Directory

A local food directory is a listing of farms and food businesses where customers can …

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Deciding How to Structure Your Business

This publication provides basic information about the forms of business organizations (corporations, partnerships, etc.) available …

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Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

10/6/21

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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This publication discusses how to set up a worm-growing business. It includes information on potential …

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