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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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march-2015

What’s happening in
Caldwell County

Sign up to receive monthly email updates about events and workshops. Don't miss an opportunity again. Sign Up Current Caldwell monthly update: March Happenings  See what's happening around the region: Catawba County

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Honey bee colonies have a social structure, where each bee plays an essential role in the management and survival of the hive. One of the main jobs of female worker bees is to forage for nectar, pollen, and water. One bee can bring back a load of pollen that is equal to one-third of the bee's weight. Specialized structures, called pollen baskets (visible in this photo), aid in the collection of pollen.

Beginner Beekeeping
Workshop

The Caldwell County Beekeepers Association will host a beekeeping course in March. This course is designed to teach beginning beekeepers essential skills and is also an appropriate refresher course for those who have some experience keeping bees. This 3-day course features industry experts, hands-on experience, and door prizes. Cost is $50 and includes membership in both the state and local beekeeping associations. To reserve a space, contact Milton Foster at 828-754-0799 or send your name and telephone number to gmfoster99@yahoo.com. For more information click here: Bee School 2015

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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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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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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 »

Pruning crape myrtles by removing part of the main branches is a common practice. Although it is common, it has detrimental side effects. This pruning method reduces the number of blooms, delays flowering, and creates weak branches.

Pruning: Practice Makes Perfect

Pruning is one of the most challenging and fun tasks of gardening. Most fruit trees and bushes require it for good fruit set. Although pruning is not necessary for every plant in the MORE »

Corn Entomology 2015 Presentation Now Available

This link (Corn 2015) provides a recorded presentation intended for agent training or broadcast in grower meetings.  Please report broadcast usage to Dominic Reisig (ddreisig@ncsu.edu) for his records. This link (Corn 2015) provides MORE » – from   Entomology

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[ProNR] Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015 Today
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 6 hours ago
Beginner Beekeeping WorkshopSat Mar 28, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 2 days away
Closed for Good FridayFri Apr 3 - Fri Apr 3, 2015 - ALL DAY— 1 week away
Caldwell 4-H Meet and Greet at Sawmills and Granite Falls HardwaresFri Apr 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM— 1 week away
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
— 3 weeks away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Apr 16, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 3 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
— 4 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
— 4 weeks away
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