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Full Bloom Event Scheduled

2020 Full Bloom Home & Garden Show Sponsored by Sharpe’s Lawn Equipment March 6 & 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. …

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Statesville Area Beef Conference

Statesville Area Beef Conference Thursday, January 9, at 3:30 p.m. Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center, 444 Bristol Dr., Statesville, NC 28625 The …

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NC Agritunity 2020

New information on the 2020 NC Agritunity Conference and Trade Show available. Event will be held on Saturday, February 8, …

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event September 28th, 2019 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Iredell County Solid Waste …

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Fall Gardening - Annuals vs. Perennials

***Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.*** Troutman Library (215 W. Church Street Troutman, NC) An Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer of …

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Report to the People 2019

This year’s “Report to the People” brought together local county leaders, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County staff, and Community …

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BEES Academy

Are you a beekeeper with a number of years of experience who wants to increase your understanding of bees …

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Dairy Summer Nutrition Conference

Dairy Summer Nutrition Conference Brought to you by Deal Rite Feeds and N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County When: July 11, 2019, …

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Wake Up to Ag!

Check out Statesville Free News’ article on last week’s Wake Up to Ag Event. This is an annual event that …

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Is Your Home and Community Firewise?

Introductory class on the Firewise Program coming to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County, Monday, May 13, 2019, from …

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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, …

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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