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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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PPE Available to Farmers

PPE is available for farmers for pesticide use and farmworkers from the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center. Cloth …

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Identifying Large Hornets

Do you see exceptionally large hornets flying around your home? Some residents think they are the Asia Hornets (murder …

Fire Ants

The Fight to Control Fire Ants

Are you unsure about how to properly handle unwanted Fire Ants in you garden, pastures, yards, etc.? Fire Ants …

Cherokee County Newsletters

Please feel free to browse the archive of monthly newsletters from your N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center. Each month …

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Fall Gardening

Having a fall garden can extend the growing season into early winter. Some vegetables actually do and taste better …

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Mummy Berry in Blueberries

Mummy berry is a plant disease caused by the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi. This is the biggest problem blueberry …

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Drip Irrigation

On August 4, 2020, starting at 9 a.m., there will be a Zoom webinar on Drip Irrigation. We …

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Horticultural Science Summer Institute

Love wandering around gardens? Marveling over plants in the nursery? Eating blistered shishito peppers? Join us for an online, curated experience of …

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Pest & Beneficial Insects

Home gardeners and landscapers have to manage insect threats to be successful. There are millions of different insects. The …

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Pasture Management

We are offering a webinar via Zoom on pasture management. Our cool-season forages sometimes have trouble keeping up with …

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Volunteer for 4-H

Volunteers are the keys to our success in the North Carolina 4-H program. Whether you’re interested in becoming a …

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We Are Here to Help

We just want to remind everyone that the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is open to assist. Staff …

Lisa Ellis Joins Staff

Ellis Joins Staff for the Summer

Lisa Ellis is completing an Extension internship this summer with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center. An Extension …

Cherokee County Agriculture

Impact of Agriculture to Cherokee County

North Carolina’s agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes $91.9 billion to the state’s economy, accounts for more …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

7/8/20
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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

7/6/20SoilFacts
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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

7/6/20
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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

7/1/20SoilFacts

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

6/23/20
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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

6/22/20
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Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

6/22/20Grow It, Eat It