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Spring Gardening to Market Opening

BY: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager Flipping the calendar over from February to March and springing the clocks …

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Plastic Mulch Layer Demo Postponed

While the plastic mulch layer demonstration scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020, has been postponed, the plastic mulch layer …

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March 2020 Horticulture News

March 2020 Horticulture News Franklin Friends of Horticulture The Extension Gardener Course is a series of eight gardening classes offered by …

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Where Farm and City Meet

By: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager On our great big wonderful planet there are many wonders. The farm …

Farming While Disabled

We are all born with certain abilities and limitations. I am fairly physically active but being the slender gentleman …

Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures Farmer Grant Program NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides grants to NC independent family farms for …

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September Horticulture News

Save the Date! Southeast Strawberry Expo November 6-8, 2019 Location: Hilton Raleigh – North Hills Annual meeting with educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and …

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August Horticulture News

NE North Carolina / SE Virginia Pumpkin Production Field Meeting August 22, 2019 4:30–7 p.m. Sandy Point Farms – 31190 Statesville Rd., …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

3 weeks ago
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North Carolina Basil Production Guide

This publication specifically discusses fresh-market basil, examining the selection, production, harvesting and marketing of the …

3 weeks ago
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Tomato Late Blight

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

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Working Safely: Ergonomic Issues in Christmas Tree Harvest

This publication discusses ergonomic practices that can be implemented during Christmas tree harvests to reduce …

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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

3/3/20

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. …

2/19/20

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

2/19/20