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Newsletter is Now Available Online

Subscribe to the Extension Gardener email listserv to receive notification when new editions of the newsletter have been posted to the Extension Gardener Portal . Extension Gardener is a quarterly newsletter written by horticultural experts across the state with regional editions focused on the North Carolina coastal plain, mountains, and piedmont.

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Extension Gardener

Extension Gardener
Newsletter is Now Available Online

Subscribe to the Extension Gardener email listserv to receive notification when new editions of the newsletter have been posted to the Extension Gardener Portal . Extension Gardener is a quarterly newsletter written by horticultural experts across the state with regional editions focused on the North Carolina coastal plain, mountains, and piedmont.

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2015 Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program Information

Plans are set for the 2015 series Master Gardener classes.  Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm beginning March 4th and running until the 3rd of June. The final training session will be an all-day educational field trip to the JC Ralston Arboretum in Raleigh. Transportation is provided from the Caldwell Extension Center for all field trips and off site classes. Application for the Extension Master Gardener Training Program will be taken now through February.  Cost for the training program is $100. This is used to cover the costs of the Master Gardener Notebook, State Master Gardener fee, and field trip expenses. Call the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Caldwell County Center at 757-1290 or visit http://go.ncsu.edu/mastergardener for an application or more information. Class size is limited.

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2015 Edible Plant
Sale

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our edible plant sale. This year we will be offering blueberries and strawberries. The varieties in this sale are proven performers in Caldwell County. Strawberries will be delivered bare root (without soil) and blueberries will be in gallon containers. Plants will need immediate care after pick up. Care instructions will be available at pick up. All orders are due with payment to Caldwell County Extension by Friday, February 27. Please make arrangements to pick up your plants at the Caldwell County Cooperative Extension office located at 120 Hospital Ave, NE, Lenoir (828) 757-1290 on Friday, March 13 between 8am and 5pm. Please click below for more information on our varieties and order form. 2015 edible sale Caldwell

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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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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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2015 Caldwell Extension Plant Sale

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our edible plant sale. This year we will be offering blueberries and strawberries. The varieties in this sale are proven performers MORE »

Growing Asparagus for Market Workshop

Asparagus is a perennial crop that fits well into the production schedule of most diversified farms. It requires relatively low inputs and consistently demonstrates high customer demand. Asparagus growers have potential to market both MORE »

Staying on Task in the Garden

Even though it’s cold outside, the garden needs tending. Winter days that are not so cold are perfect for working in the yard. Here are some things that will keep your yard and MORE »

Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop

The Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop is designed to provide updated information on ornamental plants, production practices and pest identification and control for those in the nursery and landscape industry. Registration Deadline – February MORE »

Corn Entomology 2015 Presentation Now Available popular

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

2015 Greenhouse Webinar Trainings in Lenoir

The following e-GRO Webinar Conference trainings will be available for greenhouse growers and employees in the foothills to attend in 2015. Please note the date and schedule for each training to be hosted MORE »

Bright Lights Swiss chard is an All America Selections variety that is both edible and ornamental. Photo by All America Plant Selections.

Selecting Vegetable Varieties popular

By now, you should have received your seed catalogs. If you haven’t, you can easily search online by visiting the seed company’s site. As you thumb through the colorful pictures and exciting descriptions, MORE »

Paper wasps have all abandoned their nests. The fertilized queens will over winter and start new nests in the spring.

Caldwell Extension Questions

Several questions have come into the Caldwell Extension Center this week. I’ve expanded on three questions I thought would be of interest. Wasps built a nest in a milk jug next to my MORE »

Two new factsheets!

Two new factsheets are available now:  1.  NC Grain for Malting, Brewing, and Distilling: FAQ; 2.  Evaluating Starter Fertilizer in Organic No-till Corn You can find each from the following MORE » – from   Organic Grains

Should You Spray for Hessian Fly?

Around this time of the year, Hessian fly adults are definitely active.  Many growers spraying herbicide are wondering if they will get a return on investment tank mixing with an insecticide- something I’ve MORE » – from   Entomology

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NCFGC MWCWed Jan 28, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Iredell County Cooperative Extension, 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677, United States
— 4 days away
NCFGC MWCThu Jan 29, 2015
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Western North Carolina Regional Livestock Center, Stock Dr., Canton, NC
— 5 days away
BioControl in the Greenhouse, January 30, 2015 (9:45 am to 3:45 pm)Fri Jan 30, 2015
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Where:
Caldwell County Extension Center, 120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 5 days away
4-H Acheivement NightSat Jan 31, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
First United Methodist Church, 309 Church St NW, Lenoir, NC, United States
— 7 days away
Winter Corn, Soybean, Small Grain TrainingTue Feb 3, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave, Lenoir, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Growing Asparagus for Market WorkshopWed Feb 4, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Avenue Northwest, Lenoir, NC 28645, United States
— 2 weeks away
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 2 weeks away
4-H Presentation, Demonstration and Public Speaking WorkshopMon Feb 9, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Room 2 Caldwell Public Library
— 2 weeks away
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