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Blueberry Guide Available

“A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries” published by Michigan State University has been updated and is …

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Agribusiness Summit

The Tri-County Small Business Center is offering an upcoming Agribusiness Summit. This is an all-day event that will cover: Meet …

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Be a Volunteer

Join the staff on a “Be A Volunteer” virtual informational session to inform you of volunteer opportunities and how we …

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WNC AgOptions Grant Applications

On September 1, 2020, WNC Agricultural Options released its Call for Proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. Applications are being …

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Stay In Touch Our newsletter provides information about educational programs and activities in 4-H, Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Community Development. …

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Pesticide Licenses Credit Training

Due to meeting restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering one additional training on September 24th starting at …

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Information in a Minute

Cherokee County launches short video segments that will be uploaded to the Cherokee County Facebook page. Cooperative Extension Minute …

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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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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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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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