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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!

This is an annual event that brings in kindergartners from across the county to get hands-on experience with Agriculture. …

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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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Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning soil sampling. Proper testing allows …

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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