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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 …

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Irrigation Management Strategies to Improve Water and Energy-Use Efficiencies

This publication discusses irrigation decisions that affect water and energy efficiencies.

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Figure 1. Rosgen stream classification levels.

Application of the Rosgen Stream Classification to North Carolina

Restoration of impaired streams begins with an understanding of the watershed’s current condition and stream …

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Stormwater wetlands are thriving ecosystems.

Stormwater Wetland Construction Guidance

Stormwater wetlands perform well in reducing peak flows and pollutant removal when properly designed and …

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Figure 1. Hydrologic cycle.

Natural Stream Processes

This publication provides information and describes technologies based on natural stream processes that can be …

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Energy Pellets: A Heating Fuel Resource for North Carolina Farms and Homes

This publication explains the pelleting process and considerations for consumers interested in either developing small-scale …

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Ethanol and Two-Stroke Cycle Engines: Impacts of an Alternative Fuel in Small Engines

Because ethanol has different combustion characteristics than gasoline, some people suggest it will cause harm …

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Figura 1. Dentro de cada campo, tome una muestra separada d

Muestrear el suelo cuidadosamente: la clave para obtener información confiable sobre el análisis de suelo

Esta publicación explica cómo obtener muestras de suelo representativas y cómo enviarlas para que las …

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Figure 1. Within each field, collect a separate sample from each

Careful Soil Sampling—The Key to Reliable Soil Test Information

This publication explains how to obtain representative soil samples and to submit them for analysis. …

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