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Raised Beds

For some home gardeners, topsoil is very scarce or nonexistent depending on where their house is located. This can …

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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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Tomato Diseases

Most gardeners and farmers in the mountains have problems with tomato diseases. High humidity, foggy mornings, and 60+ inches …

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Testing the Soil for Success

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a webinar entitled Testing the Soil for Success. The class will …

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Asian Giant Hornet ID Guide

A Side by Side Comparison of the Asian Giant Hornet and Other Insects The following are some insects that might …

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Beginner Farmer Online Series

Extension agents always have clients ask them, “I have some land that I want to do something with. Tell …

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Request for PPE to USDA

USDA Collecting Information on Personal Protective Equipment Needs of our Farming Community The USDA is collecting information on growers ability …

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Small Business Assistance Including Farms

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who …

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Coffee and Conversation

Join us at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County office from 8–9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month …

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