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Fire Ants Q&A

More fire ant mounds are being discovered in Caldwell County since the first one was found last fall. It is …

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Q&A With Seth Nagy

Some interesting questions came into the Caldwell Extension Center this week. I’d like to share three of them with …

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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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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 …

Spring Is Coming

Spring has sprung. That means it’s time to turn our attention to the garden. Here are some timley gardening …

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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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