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Common Sense Grazing

We all can agree it has been a dry spring and summer. Some areas have been drier than others, but …

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Building Soil With Cover Crops

If you’re not growing vegetables this fall, take some time now to build your garden soil for next year’s …

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Things That Sting

When people think of stinging insects, they think of bees and wasps, not caterpillars. However, there are several species …

Assessing Hail Damage on Soybeans

If half the original (before the hail) leaf area remains after the hail, the soybeans have a reasonable chance of …

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Caring for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular summer vegetable grown in gardens. Whether your tomatoes are in the ground or still …

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Caldwell County Farmers Markets

Caldwell County Farmers Market Saturdays, 6am to 12pm, May through December Caldwell County Public Library parking lot 120 Hospital Ave. NE Lenoir, NC 28645 Contact: Dare …

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

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