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Hemp Production in Catawba County

In the last 3 months, the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Catawba County office has received scores of questions about hemp production. …

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NC Agritunity 2019

Feb. 9, 2019 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Free Educational Conference and Trade Show for Small and Beginning Farmers Iredell Cooperative Extension 444 Bristol Dr. Statesville, …

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Market Gardener Class 2019

Market Gardener Course 2019 March 9th, 23th April 6th, 20th Saturdays 10-2 p.m. Small Farms Demonstration Site 4918 Hickory -Lincolnton Hwy Cost $100 To register call …

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2018 Farm-City Banquet

November 20, 2018, $15 Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., doors at 5:30 p.m. Catawba County Country Club 1154 Country Club Rd., Newton, NC 28658 Tickets …

N.C. Cooperative Extension Mini Course

Free program! For the first time the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center is offering its own mini course! This five-week …

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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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Aquaponics Workshop

Sept. 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SALT Block greenhouse. This workshop is $20 but it …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Late blight on tomato leaf

Tomato Late Blight

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of tomato late blight.

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

Selecting Sites for Fraser Fir Production

This publication covers a full range of site factors that can help growers avoid problems …

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Fumigant Injury

Fumigation related injury of strawberries is described with fumigant management and corrective measures provided.

ripe strawberry fruit

Hail Damage

Hail damage in strawberries is described.

Two strawberries shown with a poorly shaped one on the right.

Poor Pollination

Poor pollination is described and management provided.