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Local Food- for Sale All Winter!

While it’s colder outside and our gardens have gotten sleepy or been put “to bed”, many local farmers still …

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Be Thankful for the Extra Turkey

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, as I find it meaningful and pretty simple. Spending time with family …

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Fun at Anita Alta

Up in the mountains of western Caldwell County there is land that was once owned by Daniel Boone’s brother …

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Summer Exploring Is Here!

Do you remember summers when you were a child? Maybe you went fishing, took hikes, went swimming and canoeing, …

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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 …

Spider Mite Outbreaks

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Things are heating up and the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, thrives in hot dry weather. …

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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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Managing Construction and Demolition Debris

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Silverfish and Firebrats

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Tips for Effective Ant Baiting

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Figure 1. Springtail.

Springtails

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the life cycle, habits, and control of springtails in the …

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How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Appliances

This publication covers items to consider when trying to salvage flood-damaged appliances.

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Snakes

This publication provides information on snakes of North Carolina-- problems, description of damage and animals, …

Residential and Industrial Pests

How to manage pesticides to control residential and industrial insects, diseases, and other pests in …