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Farming

Farming Farming is one of the best jobs a person can have; it is also one of the most difficult, demanding, and least thanked professions. Farming used to be the top occupation in MORE »

This is a blueberry branch that has died, which is one of the canes that should be pruned out when someone is pruning.

Pruning Blueberries and Blackberries

Pruning Blueberries and Blackberries This month we have received numerous phone calls on how to prune blueberries and blackberries. As I have mentioned in a previous article on pruning fruits it is best MORE »

Moss

Moss  Because of our cold wet winter and less than vigorous lawns, moss seems to be a common complaint for many. The carpet-like weed is often a symptom of existing cultural problems that MORE »

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Home Gardeners and Icy Weather

Home Gardeners and Icy Weather Mother Nature continues to offer home gardeners a challenge with icy weather earlier in the week followed hopefully normal spring weather. Many are still pondering what to do MORE »

Properly pruned peach trees.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning Fruit Trees Do you have questions on how to prune fruit trees? If so you are among many who make calls to Cooperative Extension every year asking for help on pruning. In MORE »

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Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms Have you ever wanted to grow your own mushrooms but didn’t know where to start? This is a common question most Horticulture Extension agents receive since growing your own mushrooms has MORE »

Johnson's Peaches orchard in full bloom (Johnson's Peaches is a North Carolina orchard located in Candor, NC).

Fruit Tree Garden Column

Fruit Tree Garden Column Have you ever had a fruit tree bloom but never produce any fruit? We often receive this question and although there could be a couple of problems such as MORE »

Extension Master Gardeners

Extension Master Gardeners Extension Master Gardeners is a great program where Cooperative Extension agents train volunteers to help educate gardeners using unbiased and researched based information. Because the program is so successful we MORE »

Cover Crops

Cover Crops For some the arctic blast we received this week does not mean much except wearing extra clothing when going outside. However, this kind of weather can wreak havoc on fruit crops. MORE »

Annual 4-H Spring Plant Sale Now Underway

Rowan County 4-H is now taking orders for their annual Spring Plant Sale.  Varieties available include:  strawberries – Sweet Charlie; blueberries – Baldwin, Delite and Tifblue; blackberries – Natchez and Ouachita; raspberries – MORE »

Garden Column

Garden Column Unexpected temperature extremes are not unusual for Rowan County, but the extreme blast earlier this week caught many by surprise.  Many will be curious if there was any plant damage due MORE »

Seed Catalogs

Seed Catalogs Mail boxes are already flowing with those colorful magazines known as seed catalogs. With their vibrant colors and exciting details, it makes every gardener ready for the growing season. If you MORE »

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Agriculture Newsletters

Below are our newsletters from September 2013 to present. 14 January Ag Newsletter 13 November Ag Newsletter 13 September Ag MORE »

Grow and Eat Holiday Series

Grow and Eat Holiday Series **Grow and Eat Holiday Series** Column for Salisbury Post Danelle Cutting, & Toi Degree December, 11th, 2013 When we last spoke, we had just planned the who, what, MORE »

Grow and Eat Holiday Series

Grow and Eat Holiday Series **Grow and Eat Holiday Series** Column for Salisbury Post Danelle Cutting & Toi Degree December, 27th, 2013 The party’s over! You can breathe a sigh of relief. But, MORE »

Grow and Eat Holiday Series

Grow and Eat Holiday Series **Grow and Eat Holiday Series** Column for Salisbury Post Danelle Cutting & Toi Degree December, 17th, 2013 With your Christmas party around the corner, it is time to MORE »

Grow and Eat Holiday Series

Grow and Eat Holiday Series **Grow and Eat Holiday Series** Column for Salisbury Post Thomas Cobb, Danelle Cutting, & Toi Degree December, 4th, 2013 As one holiday ends another begins. In this series, MORE »

NC Cooperative Listening Sessions

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be holding a listening session on December 3, 2013 to hear public input on the restructuring of Cooperative Extension.  The session will be held at the Forsyth County MORE »

Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving Special Grow and Eat Series: Thanksgiving Special with Toi Degree and Thomas Cobb Garden Column for Salisbury Post Danelle Cutting November, 20th, 2013 This week’s article is special for Thanksgiving. As with MORE »

Growing Peaches

Growing Peaches Peaches are always a hot commodity during the summer time and although we have passed the season for our local growers it is a great time to think about growing your MORE »