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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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Using Grass Carp (White Amur) for Aquatic Weed Management in North Carolina

This publication covers the use of triploid sterile grass carp for biological control of aquatic …

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Water Quality Monitoring for the Assessment of Watershed Projects

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

Simulation Modeling for the Watershed-scale Assessment of Conservation Practices

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

Insights for Developing Successful Agricultural Watershed Products

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

Identifying Critical Source Areas

Thirteen agricultural projects were funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) …

Effective Education to Promote Conservation Practice Adoption

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

How Farmers and Ranchers Make Decisions on Conservation Practices

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

Chapter 6: Soil Management

This chapter from the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide discusses the organic standards for …

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