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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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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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Large-Scale Organic Materials Composting

This publication provides an overview of how to design and manage a composting system to …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

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Using Polyacrylamide (PAM) to Reduce Erosion on Construction Sites

This factsheet covers the use of polyacrylamides as a means of erosion control on construction …

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Using Baffles to Improve Sediment Basins

Runoff on construction sites often contains large amount of soil and trapping it before it …

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Fiber Check Dams and Polyacrylamide for Water Quality Improvement

This publication discusses the construction of fiber check dams on construction sites to control sediment …

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Chemical Treatment to Control Turbidity on Construction Sites

Construction sites of more than one acre are required to install systems to retain sediment …

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