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Landscape Professionals Workshop

This workshop will offer 3 hours of ornamental and turf pesticide license credits, plus 3 landscape contractor credits and …

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Annual Tree Give-Away

Plant a Tree on Arbor Day The 2019 Franklin County Tree Give-Away will be Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m. at …

Thinking About Selling Timber?

Many farms in Franklin County are diverse…that is, they have many types of income producing enterprises such as livestock, …

Be Careful With Phosphorus

The middle number in the bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer you buy for your garden indicates the percentage of phosphorus …

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Container Gardening

Container gardening is more popular than ever. Edibles can be grown in containers in a variety of outdoor spaces. …

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Streams Need Shade

As summer fades into fall in central North Carolina the weather can still be hot. On a hot day …

Natural Mosquito Control

2014 is turning out to be a good year for mosquitoes. Warm weather and occasional heavy rain allow for …

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What's Bugging You?

Not All Insects Should “Bug” You Gardeners normally wage what seems a never-ending battle with insects, mites and other so-called …

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Soil Sampling 101

Soil samples are taken throughout North Carolina and they differ as far as the size of area sampled and …

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Maintaining Ditches

Don’t Spray That Ditch! William Lord N.C. Cooperative Extension Louisburg, NC 27549 It is hot. It is humid. It has been raining for …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

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

3 weeks ago
Corn growing in a hairy vetch cover crop after herbicide has kil

Winter Annual Cover Crops

This publication discusses production of winter annual cover crops, their benefits and management. Research has …

3/25/19SoilFacts
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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

3/25/19SoilFacts

Compost Production and Use in Sustainable Farming Systems

This field note for farmers published by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) describes …

Composting on Organic Farms

This publication describes the composting process, how to make compost that meets National Organic Program …

3/21/19CEFS
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Southern Foresters’ Observations of Threats to Forest Health and Implications for Continuing Education

Southern forests experience several threats to health and productivity, and these threats are expected to …

3/18/19
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How Rising Fertilizer Prices Affect Optimum Nitrogen Rates

This publication helps farmers decide whether to reduce fertilization rates in order to achieve maximum …

3/8/19SoilFacts

Improving Septic Systems

This question and answer worksheet for homeowners focuses on potential problems with drinking water that …

2/26/19Home*A*Syst