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Patrick Beaver
Memorial Library Gardening Series

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St NE Hickory, NC  28601 June 23, 6 to 7 PM Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director in a presentation about common garden diseases.  Learn about the causes of many diseases and disorders that routinely arrive at your garden.  Learn how to reduce losses and frustrations with the development of an integrated pest management plan to break pest cycles.  This presentation is part of our home gardener series designed to help both beginner and advanced gardeners enjoy all of the health, enjoyment, and learning that comes from growing some of your own produce. The gardening series at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library will include the following dates, times, and monthly topics: June 23, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Garden Diseases July 21 30, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Fall Veggies August 18, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Extending Shelf Life of Garden Produce September 15, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Cover Crops October 8, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Small Fruit November 10, 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Tree Fruit

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2015 4-H Summer

 2015 Summer Fun Brochure 4-H Summer Fun is sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and provides day classes and trips designed to encourage youth to learn new things, develop new skills, and explore new interests. The activities are open to all youth ages 5 & older and outlined in this brochure. Programs are taught and supervised by NC Cooperative Extension staff and 4-H & Community Volunteers.  If you have questions about any of the activities, call 465-8240. Classes are held at the Catawba County Agricultural Resources Center in Newton,  unless otherwise specified.   Trips depart from the same location unless otherwise specified.


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4-H Summer Camp

The Millstone 4-H camp for 2015 will take place June 21-26 this year for ages 8-14.  Register now!  There are opportunities for scholarships. Millstone 4-H Camp 2015

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Soybean Rust Update

from Jim Dunphy, Extension Crop Science Specialist (Soybeans) Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed on soybeans in Hidalgo County, Texas, and Gadsden, Florida so far this year.  The Texas rust is more than MORE » – from   Integrated Pest Management

4-H Presentations

4-H Presentation Winners – Catawba County 4-H’ers recently attended and competed in presentations at 4-H District Activity Day held in Cabarrus County. Over 200 youth from the South Central Extension district competed in MORE »

Farm Tours With a Twist

Catawba County’s Eat Drink and Be Local (EDBL) Week is coming up June 15-20th. There will be many opportunities during EDBL for the public to get a deeper insight into the lives of MORE »

Fly Control For Livestock During The Summer

Warmer temperatures have finally brought about one of the peskiest insects that livestock owners have to deal with each year – flies.  The winged creatures torment animals and humans alike, bite and annoy MORE »

Help! – I Have Moles and Voles

Help! – I Have Moles and Voles by Dr. George Place Director Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service Lawn, landscape, or garden damage from wildlife is one of the most common calls that we MORE »

Know Your Manure!

The gardening season is about to shift into high gear as the last threat of frost for the foothills fades.  Most veteran gardeners understand that one of the keys to long term success MORE »

Digging Deeper into Soils

We walk over it every day without thinking about it. We build buildings on top of it. We grow our food in it. I’m talking about soils. It’s easy to overlook this essential MORE »

2nd Annual Soil Health Field Day

Join in the Conversation: Jay Fuhrer, North Dakota State Soil Health Specialist, will talk about practical integration of multi-species cover crops in his presentation “Soil Health Matters: Design For What You Don’t Have.” MORE »

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