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Free Pesticide
Pick-up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home, business or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is 'yes," then you'll be interested to know that The NC Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, in cooperation with the Caldwell County Extension Center will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Caldwell County and the surrounding area. County Agricultural Extension Agent Amanda Taylor will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10:00am-2:00pm on April 16, 2015.  Pesticides that will be accepted include the following: insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fumigants, rodenticides and growth regulators. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with disposal. Unknown materials cannot be accepted. Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will not be accepted at this collection day. Don't miss this great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted dusty old pesticides! For additional information, contact your Extension Center at 828.757.1290.

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Pesticides

Free Pesticide
Pick-up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home, business or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is 'yes," then you'll be interested to know that The NC Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, in cooperation with the Caldwell County Extension Center will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Caldwell County and the surrounding area. County Agricultural Extension Agent Amanda Taylor will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10:00am-2:00pm on April 16, 2015.  Pesticides that will be accepted include the following: insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fumigants, rodenticides and growth regulators. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with disposal. Unknown materials cannot be accepted. Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will not be accepted at this collection day. Don't miss this great opportunity to get rid of your unwanted dusty old pesticides! For additional information, contact your Extension Center at 828.757.1290.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Want to stay informed about what is happening at the Caldwell Extension Center? Want to be informed about home gardening, farming, 4-H youth development, and other educational events?  If so, then follow the link below to be included on our mailing list. Mailing List Form

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Why Lawns Fail

I have answered a multitude of lawn questions this week from homeowners. I thought it would be helpful to review the three common reasons lawns fail: 1) low soil pH and fertility, 2) MORE »

Pesticides

Free Pesticide Pick-Up Day

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with Caldwell County Cooperative Extension, will be offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Caldwell and surrounding counties. Nearly all pesticide products MORE »

Strawberry clipper weevils active!

2015 strawberry clipper weevil monitoring has been underway at eight commercial strawberry farms for two weeks, and on Thursday, March 26th, the first beetles were captured at two of the locations. No damage was MORE » – from   Entomology

Spring is Coming

Spring has sprung. That means it’s time to turn our attention to the garden. Here are some timley gardening tasks to keep your garden on track. Planting Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower transplants should MORE »

Pollen Basket

Bee-Come a Beekeeper

The popularity of hobby beekeeping has increased dramatically in the past few years. There are many benefits to keeping bees. Perhaps one of the best benefits of keeping bees is to gardeners when MORE »

4-h

Why Choose 4-H Youth Development?

Parents in Caldwell County are similar to parents across the nation.  We experience heavy demands on our valuable time, we want to raise youth who will be contributing citizens, and we want to MORE »

Questions from Consumers

Some excellent questions came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week, and I’d like to share a few of them with you. I hope you find these questions and their answers helpful. If MORE »

Holly

Freezing Weather and Why it Harms Plants

Since we have been “enjoying” freezing weather this week I thought it the perfect time to discuss some strategies plants employ to survive these arctic temperatures. But first, let’s explore why freezing temperatures MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Closed for Good FridayFri Apr 3 - Fri Apr 3, 2015 - ALL DAY— Tomorrow
Caldwell 4-H Meet and Greet at Sawmills and Granite Falls HardwaresFri Apr 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM— Tomorrow
Pesticide Collection DayThu Apr 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Apr 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 2 weeks away
4-H Achievement Plan Workshop, including Project Record BooksMon Apr 20, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationTue Apr 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
4-H BBQ lunch at Tractor Supply CompanyFri Apr 24, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Tractor Supply Co., 360 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 3 weeks away
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