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Online 'Beginner' BEES School

The NC State University Apiculture Department is pleased to announce two options for online beekeeper training for new or beginning …

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Business of Farming Conference

ASAP’s (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) Business of Farming Conference is one of the region’s premier events dedicated to providing …

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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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How to Become a Beekeeper

Dr. David Tarpy NC State Professor and Extension Apiculturist Specialist has put together a publication on How to Become …

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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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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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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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 …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Cold air drains to lower topographical points

Prevention and Management of Frost Injury in Wine Grapes

This factsheet provides recommended practices and management strategies for protecting wine grapes from spring frost …

5 days ago

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

7 days ago
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

2/26/21

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

2/22/21
Club-roots on a grass treated with prodiamine

Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Symptoms of black root rot on rose

Black Root Rot on Ornamental Plants

Black root rot impacts a range of woody and herbaceous ornamental plant species primarily in …

Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

2/11/21