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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Where are all the butterflies? popular

Today I saw my first eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly of the year in my pollinator garden in Pittsboro, and it’s mid-July! Last week I saw my first black swallowtail. Earlier in the spring I MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Farmer Sales Tax Exemptions

NC DOR prepared these FAQs regarding sales tax issues affecting agriculture.  These FAQs cover nearly all of the topics, they came from NC DOR and are a helpful guidance. There have been many MORE »

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2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day is August 7, 2014Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NCOptional Tour: 1:00 pm (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops)Registration: 2:30 pmWelcome: 3:00 pmTours: 3:15 – 6:00 pmSupper: 6:00 pmLocation:Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center URL:http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/ncars/Contact:Jeff Chandler MORE »

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Local Meat Workshop in Canton, NC

NC Choices and WNC Agriventures present a one-day workshop for aspiring and practicing local and meat producers.  Join us Wednesday July 23rd at the WNC Regional Livestock Center in Canton, NC for a day of presentations and butchery demonstrations MORE »

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Web-based Events for Everyone!

Everyone is welcome to participate in the events listed at Learn (learn.extension.org) as they match your interests. Please sign in with your Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account to Follow, and plan to attend. Additional sessions may MORE »

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Far West Farm Tour June 27 and 28

Southern Appalachian Family Farms will host Farm Tours in Cherokee and Clay County on June 27 and 28.  The cost is $20.00 per carload for two days at all farms and is self MORE »

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4-H Sewing ClassThu Jul 24, 2014 Today
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Mountain Folk Center, Hwy 64, Murphy, NC
— 11 hours ago
Healthy Lifestyles Classes for SeniorsMon Jul 28, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 3 days away
Moog Components Group Sensible Fitness Mon Jul 28, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
1995 N Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906
— 4 days away
Sewing and So-OnTue Jul 29, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Mountain Folk Center, Hwy 64 Murphy, NC
— 5 days away
Moog Components Group Sensible Fitness Wed Jul 30, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
1995 N Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906
— 6 days away
4-H Sewing ClassThu Jul 31, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Mountain Folk Center, Hwy 64, Murphy, NC
— 7 days away
Moog Components Group Sensible Fitness Mon Aug 4, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
1995 N Carolina 141, Murphy, NC 28906
— 2 weeks away
Sewing and So-OnTue Aug 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Mountain Folk Center, Hwy 64 Murphy, NC
— 2 weeks away
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