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Feeder Calf Workshop

Feeder Calf Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Harward Brothers Livestock Market 2207 Turnersburg Highway, …

2019 Garden Fair

2019 Iredell Garden Fair

The Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of Iredell County invites the public to the 7th Annual Garden Fair. The event …

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Pruning Workshop

FREE Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Pruning Workshop Friday, March 8, 2019, from 1–3 p.m. Hands-on pruning demonstrations focusing on peach trees, …

Man demonstrating correct pruning of blueberry bush, as others look-on.

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Event Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time: 1–3 p.m. Location: Prevette Family Farm, 236 Williamsburg Road Olin, NC 28660 Speakers: Craig Mauney, NC …

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The Value of Forage

Come Learn about: The Value of Forage Hosted by Bovine Solutions, Inc., Ben Shelton, DVM and Bob Patrick, DVM, and …

Pleb Urban Winery Hosting Area

New Grape Growers Training

New Grape Growers Training December 12, 2018; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pleb Urban Winery 289 Lyman Street Asheville, NC 28801 Agenda 8:30-9 …

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2019 NC Agritunity Conference and Trade Show

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. Conference Hours 9 a.m. – …

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Free Pesticide Disposal Event

U.S. Department of Agriculture and State Land-Grant Universities Cooperating North Carolina Cooperative Extension- 704-873-0507- Wednesday Oct. 31st, 2018 FREE PESTICIDE …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

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This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

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A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

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Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

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