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Natural Wetlands

Wetlands are an important natural resource that make up a significant amount of the landscape in North Carolina. They …

Water droplet photo by USDA NRCS

40 Gallon Challenge

Join the effort across North Carolina to conserve water. Take the 40 Gallon Challenge! The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call …

Cover photo for 2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

2015 Union County Farm City Banquet

COME JOINT US!!! FARM CITY BANQUET Thursday, September 24th will be the date. At the Union County Agricultural Services & Conference Center 3230 …

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Farm Fresh Ventures- Join Now!!!

Farm Fresh Ventures is starting it’s subscription offering for the 2014 season! Join before January 1st to lock in your …

Beaver Management Assistance Program

Union County participates in Beaver Management Assistance Program. BMAP is run by USDA Wildlife Services and educates the public and …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Compost Production and Use in Sustainable Farming Systems

This field note for farmers published by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) describes …

Composting on Organic Farms

This publication describes the composting process, how to make compost that meets National Organic Program …

1 day agoCEFS
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Southern Foresters’ Observations of Threats to Forest Health and Implications for Continuing Education

Southern forests experience several threats to health and productivity, and these threats are expected to …

4 days ago
Figure 1. World market prices for natural gas and crude oil, 197

How Rising Fertilizer Prices Affect Optimum Nitrogen Rates

This publication helps farmers decide whether to reduce fertilization rates in order to achieve maximum …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts

Improving Septic Systems

This question and answer worksheet for homeowners focuses on potential problems with drinking water that …

2/26/19Home*A*Syst
Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

2/26/19SoilFacts
Photo comparing cold injury symptoms on two varieties

Cold Injury and Boron Deficiency in Tobacco Seedlings

This publication describes differences between cold injury and boron deficiency in tobacco seedlings grown …

2/22/19SoilFacts
Figure 1. Riverine swamp forest.

Natural and Constructed Wetlands in North Carolina: An Overview for Citizens

This factsheet is designed to give a brief overview of natural and constructed wetlands and …

2/20/19