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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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Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Poultry Waste Stockpiling Methods: Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation

Due to pollution concerns federal and state regulations and incentives (discussed in this publication) have …

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Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Figure 1. Hose drag application unit (low-profile-type).

Hose-Drag Wastewater Equipment

Hose-drag-type equipment has gained popularity in recent years for land application of wastewater in North …

Figure 1. Regular flushing using a flushing riser assembly

Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …

Figure 1. A typical hose drag type wastewater application unit

Hose Drag Systems for Land Application of Liquid Manure and Wastewater

This publication describes hose drag systems and their operation as used to apply animal waste …

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