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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

For anyone interested in growing your own mushrooms, we will be offering our thirteenth annual mushroom workshop at the …

Honey Harvest

Introduction to Beekeeping

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering an introduction to beekeeping. This is your chance to see if …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

Honey Harvest

Youth Garden a Success

Future Farmers of America and 4-H will soon join hands in working together at the Youth Garden in Marble, …

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EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is conducting a survey to gather input from food system stakeholders in the southwestern …

WildFire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Cherokee County will be hosting a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day at the North Carolina Forest Service Office located at …

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4-H & Bee's in the Classroom!

The first grade at Murphy Elementary is busy learning about the benefits of honey bee’s and other pollinators through …

All fruit should be picked before becoming over-ripe.

4-H Plant Sale Starts February 1

Cherokee County 4-H is once again conducting its annual plant and tree sale. All proceeds will go to Cherokee …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).