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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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Bee-Come a Beekeeper

The popularity of hobby beekeeping has increased dramatically in the past few years. There are many benefits to keeping …

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Pruning: Practice Makes Perfect

Pruning is one of the most challenging and fun tasks of gardening. Most fruit trees and bushes require it …

Staying on Task in the Garden

Even though it’s cold outside, the garden needs tending. Winter days that are not so cold are perfect for …

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Selecting Vegetable Varieties

By now, you should have received your seed catalogs. If you haven’t, you can easily search online by visiting …

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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 …

Farm School Summit - August 28

Considering starting a small farm venture? Want to learn more about sustainable farming methods, small scale livestock and produce …

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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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Commercial Luffa Sponge Gourd Production

Luffa are tropical, vining plants that produce large fruits similar to cucumbers. When young and …

Japanese Maple Scale, Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell), Hemiptera: Diaspididae

Japanese maple scale is an exotic, armored scale insect pest of several ornamental trees and …

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Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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13. Propagation

This propagation chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how and why to grow new …

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Orangestriped Oakworm

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and management of the orangestriped oakworm, a pest …