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Cover photo for 2022 Annual Landscape Contractors Workshop

2022 Annual Landscape Contractors Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension – Avery County Center, Annual Landscape Contractors Workshop Thursday, February 17, 2022 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Registration Fee – …

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Closed These Days in December

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County staff will be participating in staff development on Thursday, December 9 (all day) and …

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Office Currently Closed

The office is currently closed due to no heat or water. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance …

Rapid Apple Decline

Rapid Apple Decline

Over the past couple of weeks, we have received several calls with questions regarding the sudden decline of apple …

2021 Flood Damage

Flood Damage Relief to Be Available

Has Your Farm Suffered Flood Damage? Please contact our Extension Center (828.688.4811) as well as the FSA office (828.765.5049) with …

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July and August Spider Mite Time

Over the past few weeks several calls have been received asking about damage to Dwarf Alberta Spruce and Leyland …

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Planting Dates

When is the proper time to start planting one’s garden? First, take a scientific approach and trust the information …

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TRACTOR Seeks Growers!

Sierra Bryant, Sales Programs Manager for TRACTOR, is reaching out to encourage growers in need of a market to consider …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Strawberry plant damage and discoloration

Strawberries: Late Planting and the Use of Floating Row Covers

Planting date, pre-plant soil and bed preparation and plant quality are the three important pillars …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Map showing BMSB detections by county in NC.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Marchitez de Fusarium en sandía

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

Bee Gap

Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.