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Successful Gardener
Workshops

Extension’s Successful Gardener workshop series is ready to go and if you need some gardening encouragement, these workshops just might be the very thing you need to get your growing season off in the right direction. The topics are varied and there is sure to be something to catch the interest of all gardeners. Successful Gardener workshops are free but we ask that you call our office at 439-4460 to register so that we’ll know how many people to expect and to prepare for. If you have additional questions, give our office a call.

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Successful Gardener
Workshops

Extension’s Successful Gardener workshop series is ready to go and if you need some gardening encouragement, these workshops just might be the very thing you need to get your growing season off in the right direction. The topics are varied and there is sure to be something to catch the interest of all gardeners. Successful Gardener workshops are free but we ask that you call our office at 439-4460 to register so that we’ll know how many people to expect and to prepare for. If you have additional questions, give our office a call.

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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SC, TN, KY and MD Update (12:45 pm, 3/30/15)

1. SC AWIS SC Mar 30-Apr 6 10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS  Aiken_AP Anderson_Co_Air Barnwell_AP Beaufort_Cnty_AP Beaufort_SC Bennettsville_Je Camden_AP Charleston_Exec_ Charleston_Muni Cheraw_AP Chester_AP Clemson-Clemson Columbia-Columb Columbia/McEnti Columbia_Metro Conway_AP Darlington Florence_SC Georgetown_AP_SC Greenville_Donal Greenville_Down Greenville-Spart MORE » – from   Strawberry Growers Information

Prune With Caution

Pruning of landscape plants should be done to enhance the beauty of the plant, to get rid of ice-damaged branches or to keep the plant at a manageable size. Different plants need to MORE »

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Onions Belong in Salads, Not Lawns

The weather’s warming up and spring is definitely on the way. Along with spring weather comes spring weeds. There are lots of them but none are any more dreaded than wild onion or MORE »

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Time for Bagworm Patrol

Bagworms look exactly like they sound. They spend much of their life as worms living in bags. They are common throughout North Carolina and seem to prefer juniper and arborvitae as their home, MORE »

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Extension Honors 4-H Club of the Year

At this year’s Burke County 4-H Achievement Night, held on Tuesday February 24th, the Citizens in Action 4-H Club was recognized as our 2014 4-H Club of the Year. The CIA 4-H Club MORE »

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4-Hers Complete Project Records

At the end of each year in 4-H, Burke County youth complete 4-H project records that tell what they have learned in their 4-H project. Projects can include livestock, 4-H Electric, art, leadership, MORE »

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4-H Hosts Annual Awards Celebration

On Tuesday, February 24th, Burke County Cooperative Extension and the Burke County 4-H program hosted 4-H Achievement Night. Each year Burke County 4-H recognizes our 4-H Youth and volunteers for their accomplishments over MORE »

Fescue Toxicosis

Late winter is not a time that we typically think of fescue toxicosis, as our thoughts are more like keeping animals fed and waging war on mud. However, I receive many calls from MORE »

Protect Trees and Shrubs from Artic Temps

Extended periods of below-freezing weather are rough on us and our pets but these aren’t the only victims-trees and shrubs in the landscape can also take a beating from extreme cold. One or MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Landscaping on SlopesThu Apr 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 days away
Building Raised BedsTue Apr 14, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Ammons Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 weeks away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks away
Container Gardening & Fairy GardensSat Apr 25, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 4 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
Managing Pests of the Vegetable GardenSat May 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 2 months away
Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - MountainMon Jun 22 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Asheville, NC, USA
— 3 months away
Fall Lawn Care WorkshopSat Aug 15, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
526 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
— 5 months away
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