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2018 Southern Farm Show

The Caldwell Farm Bureau (http://www.ncfb.org/Counties/Caldwell) has chartered a bus for Caldwell farmers and residents to attend the show. The …

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Horticulture Scholarships Offered

The Caldwell County Nurserymen Association is offering scholarships to college students. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students …

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Mulch Matters

Healthy plants are less susceptible to environmental stresses, like excessive heat and drought, as well as insects and diseases. …

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Invasive Pests in Caldwell County

Invasive pests are a real problem in Caldwell County. These invasive pests can be insects, plants, plant diseases, and …

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Pruning: Practice Makes Perfect

Pruning is one of the most challenging and fun tasks of gardening. Most fruit trees and bushes require it …

Beekeeping School Announced

The Caldwell County Beekeepers Association will host a beekeeping course in March. This course is designed to teach beginning beekeepers …

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Persimmon Tree

Folklore says the upcoming winter weather can be predicted by studying persimmon seeds. Persimmon seeds, of course come from …

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