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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

Fall 2019 – NC State Extension Gardener Newsletter Newsletter Soil Sampling September is an ideal time for homeowners and gardeners to take …

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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., …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

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Black Root Rot on Ornamental Plants

Black root rot impacts a range of woody and herbaceous ornamental plant species primarily in …

Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

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Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

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

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Commercial Pepper Production in North Carolina

This comprehensive publication covers all aspects of commercial pepper production in North Carolina, including soils, …

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Figure 1. Wine trails of the North Carolina Piedmont Triad.

Social Relationships Between Wineries and Local Communities: Perspectives of North Carolinians from the Piedmont

This publication discusses the perspectives of locals in the North Carolina Triad with regard to …

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