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Soil, Water & Air

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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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Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

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Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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