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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

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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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Christmas Tree Tips

North Carolina grows a lot of Christmas trees. Each year, North Carolina farmers market 75 million dollars’ worth of …

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Members Only Apples

Of all the fruit trees grown in a home orchard, apple trees are the most common. Apple trees can …

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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Blight Threatens Tomato Season

When most people think of the word “blight,” they think of a disease that spreads rapidly. When growing tomatoes in …

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Leland Cypress Needle Drop

This time of year leyland cypress shed their older needles. Needle drop, or needle shedding, is more pronounced this …

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Early Blight Reported on Tomatoes

A sample of tomato leaves with early blight was brought to our office yesterday. Early blight, caused by the funugs Alternaria …

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Organic Gardening

Ask any gardener what they consider to be organic gardening, and you’ll hear a variety of answers. If you …

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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

This publication explains how to plant and take care of fruit trees in the home …

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Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

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Figure 1. Southern devil scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus.

Scorpions in North Carolina

This factsheet covers the type of scorpions found in North Carolina and measures to take …

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.