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WNC AgOptions Grant Applications

On September 1, 2020, WNC Agricultural Options will be releasing its Call for Proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. Applications …

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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 …

Be A Volunteer

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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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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Identifying Large Hornets

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

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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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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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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Blue Mold of Tobacco

This factsheet discusses the symptoms and treatment for blue mold of tobacco.

Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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Figure 1. Dead trees from laurel wilt disease.

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease

This Entomology Insect Note describes the disease cycle and management of the red ambrosia beetle, …

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Cicadas in the Landscape

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cicada, an occasional pest …

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Gray Leaf Spot in Corn

This corn disease information note offers information on the symptoms and management of gray leaf …

3 weeks agoCorn Disease Information
Damage to corn stalk from southern corn rust

Corn Rusts: Common and Southern Rust

Common and southern corn rusts may affect corn in North Carolina. Management for each is …

3 weeks agoCorn Disease Information
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Gray Mold of Industrial Hemp

Gray mold of industrial hemp is common to most regions that produce this crop. It …

Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …

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