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Pond Clinic 2019

Orange County Soil and Water announces… What: Durham and Orange Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Pond Clinic …

Home Food Preservation class schedule

Preserve at Home! Classes

Don’t miss this year’s first home food preservation classes from our Preserve at Home! series. *Basics of Home Food Preservation …

Cut dahlias

Extending Cut Dahlia Vase Life

Cut dahlias are perennially popular with growers and consumers because of their stunning beauty, and amazingly diverse colors, shapes, …

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Forestry Field Day 2019

Harvest Ridge Farm 545 Service Rd Ruffin, NC 27326 Thursday, March 21, 2019, starting at 10 a.m. FOR ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT: Kathryn Holmes, N.C. …

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Novel Endophyte Fescue Field Day

Caywood Farm Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4 to 6 p.m. 2306 Moores Mill Rd, Rougemont, NC 27572 R.S.V.P to 919-560-0558 or Lmarochak@dconc.gov by …

AG Development Forum

14th Annual Agricultural Development Forum

Join us for the 14th Annual at NC State Fairgrounds Governor Holshouser Building, Raleigh Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Free Admission · Lunch Provided · Open …

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2019 Beginning Farmer Class

Classes are scheduled on Thursday nights starting January 10th through February 28th, 2019, when farmers are less busy and …

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2019 NC Farm School Northern Piedmont

JOIN US FOR OUR INTEREST MEETINGS!! R.S.V.P. online November 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center 721 Foster Street Durham, NC November …

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Orange County LocalFest

LocalFest is a celebration of all things local! Local food, music, art, businesses, and entrepreneurs, as well as, the culture and …

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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. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

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Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

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