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Do You Have Angry Fire Ants?

Fire ants aggressively attack anyone or anything that disturbs them or their mound. They did not exist in Catawba …

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Watermelon Grafting Workshop

Watermelon Grafting Workshop May 31 Thursday 10-12pm Catawba County Cooperative Extension 1175 S. Brady Ave. Newton, NC Classroom A NC State Ph.D. candidate Marlee Trandel …

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Local Foods Cooking Class

Local Foods Cooking Class Eat healthy while supporting local farmers Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm Extension Center 1175 S. Brady Ave. Newton June 20th and …

Water Wise Gardening

Despite the crazy up and down weather we’ve had this spring, the summer heat will descend upon us before …

In the Garden Q & A

With the spring gardening season in full swing we have had some great questions come into the extension office. …

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Herbicide Resistant Weed Updates

The following are some of the latest herbicide resistant updates from Dr. Wes Everman, NC State Weed Specialist PPO resistance concerns: (weeds …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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2016 North Carolina Peach and Nectarine Disease and Pest Mangement

This publication is intended to help you manage diseases and pests of peaches. In choosing …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Squash Bees

This factsheet discusses how to identify and conserve squash bees, an important pollinator of squash, …

Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise …