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A simple electric fence helps this beekeeper sleep better knowing his hives are protected from bears. (credit Seth Nagy)

Weeds and Bear Control Answers

This week I would like to share two questions that were recently asked at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

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V Pesticide Training Offered

A V training is scheduled on Monday, August 19, 2019, from 2–4 p.m. at the Caldwell County Agricultural Center …

When wings are closed, the grey, black-spotted forewings are visible, and when wings are open the red coloring of the forewings is visible.

Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula (White)) is a new invasive insect that was first identified in Berks County in …

Recent Publications related to Farm Health & Safety

Protecting People and the Environment When Using Pesticides

This publication, chapter 11 of the 2021 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, describes some measures that …

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Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

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Landowner Solar Leasing: Contract Terms Explained

This factsheet explains the contract terms likely to be found in a solar ground leases.

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Hard Hose Traveler Irrigation System

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for determining irrigated acreage for hard hose traveler irrigation systems …

Stationary Sprinkler Irrigation System

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for determining irrigated acreage of stationary sprinkler irrigation systems.

Load-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the load-area method, one of the two methods in which semi-solid animal …

Weight-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the weight-area method, one of the two methods in which solid or …

Hard Hose and Cable Tow Traveler Irrigation Systems

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for field calibration of hard hose and cable tow irrigation …