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Seed Shopping

For those of us who love gardening, seed shopping in the winter can make us feel like kids in …

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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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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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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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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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Load-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the load-area method, one of the two methods in which semi-solid animal …

Weight-Area Method Spreader System

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Balancing Agricultural Productivity with Ground-Based Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development

The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which solar photovoltaic facilities …

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Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

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Organizing a Community Recycling Program

This publication outlines key elements that local governments should consider when planning, implementing, publicizing and …

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

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