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Raising Backyard Poultry

Backyard poultry has become increasingly popular across our area in recent years. For some, one or two chickens are …

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Podcast Launches

N.C. Cooperative Extension will launch the Grow and Graze Podcast in June. Farm Credit Service donation allowed the purchase …

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2022 Apple Field Day

Join us at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center for the 2022 Apple Field Day. We’ll begin …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale a Success!!

Thank you to everyone that purchased plants during our 2022 4-H plant sale! For all supporters who purchased plants, …

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2022 4-H Plant Sale, Order Now

Cherokee County 4-H annual plant and fruit tree sale started January 26 and will continue through the March 14. …

Should I Stock My Pond With Trout?

Spring and Fall are excellent times to stock trout in recreational ponds. However, stocking trout without knowing if they …

Frost Seeding Clover

Adding clover to pastures is a cost effective way to improve pasture forages and it is a cheap source …

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2022 Farm School

Cherokee and Graham County Centers have teamed together to offer a series of Farm School educational programs that will help farmers, homeowners, gardeners …

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Colletid Bees (Plasterer Bees, Cellophane Bees, and Polyester Bees)

This factsheet describes bees in the family Colletidae.

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

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Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

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How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

This publication provides basic information on animal production systems and reviews the movement of nitrogen …

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