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2019 Turfgrass Short Course

Register now to attend the NC State Turfgrass Short Course February 25 – March 1, 2019. This course provides five …

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Support 4-H'ers at Food Show, Dec. 1

By Laura Allen N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rowan County SALISBURY — Do you have plans tomorrow morning? Would you like to support …

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Beekeeping School Offered in 2019

The benefits of keeping bees are plentiful! The first things that most people think of are the rewards of harvesting …

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Rowan County 4-H Food Show

This year’s Rowan County 4-H Food Show will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the N.C. Cooperative …

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Does Money Grow on Trees?

Managing your forestland can be an excellent long-term investment. Over the years, income from managed timber stands has exceeded …

Rowan County 4-H Wreath Sale

Please support Rowan County 4-H by purchasing products through our 4-H Wreath Sale! All orders are due by Nov. …

Rowan County 4-H Fall Plant Sale

Please support Rowan County 4-H by purchasing plants during the Fall Plant Sale! All orders are due on November …

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Growing Pears in North Carolina

This publication covers various aspects of growing pears in North Carolina, including soil, varieties, disease …

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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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2019 Peanut Information

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable …

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Figure 1. Soybean growth in a salt water-impacted field in Hyde

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Organic Peanut Production

This publication, chapter 12 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, discusses organic production of peanuts …

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Risk of Pests in Peanut, Integrated Pest Management, and Pesticide Stewardship

This publication, chapter 11 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, describes integrated pest management and …

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Extension Personnel Working with Peanuts

This publication, part of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, provides information on North Carolina extension …

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Peanut Growth and Development and Peanut Industry Terminology

This publication, chapter 10 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, offers information on peanut growth …

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