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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the Catawba County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering its own mini course! …

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Add Some Fall Color to Your Yard

Pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, and straw bales are all great ways to bring color and interest to your home …

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2019 Market Gardener Class

Registration is now open for this hands on class for anyone wanting to sell their produce. To register please …

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Local Foods Cooking Class

In these classes, you will learn how to make the most of seasonal produce with simple, fast recipes and …

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Ag Energy Workshop

September 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free Lunch provided by Bioenergy Research Initiative Learn how to lower your energy bill! Grants …

Garden, Lawn & Landscape Q & A

It has been another busy season in the garden, lawn, and landscape of Catawba County. We have had some …

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Gardening Q & A

We are into the full summer gardening season and you know what that means: overabundance of cucumbers and summer …

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

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Reward (diquat dibromide).

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