More Articles from Burke County Center

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 »


Choose Foods to Chew

Looking for ways to help with keeping your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier or lose weight? One way you can do this is when deciding what to order at a restaurant or MORE »

Time To Order Small Fruits

TIME TO ORDER SMALL FRUITS With the coming of the new year it’s not too soon to realize that spring is on its way. It is not too early to think about spring, MORE »

100 HUGS

Help Burke County Cooperative Extension collect 100 HUGS!  Part of our mission is to improve the lives, land, and economy of the citizens we serve. One of the ways we can do this MORE »

A Day of Fun for a Good Cause

As 2014 comes to a close, there’s one more good cause that needs your attention. Burke County 4-H is hosting a fundraiser to help with expenses for summer camp and other activities for MORE »

4-H Horse Program Succeeds in 2014

In 2014, more than 35 youth have participated in the Burke County 4-H Horse Program.  The 4-H Horse Program teaches youth about equine science through activities like horse shows, horse judging, summer day MORE »

Fall Pruning

Fall is here and for some reason people love to prune in the fall.  Let’s talk about that!  Fall is not a great time prune.  Pruning encourages new growth and new tender growth MORE »


Fall Planting for Spring Flowers

Fall bulbs are available in all the garden centers at this time of year. Of course, these bulbs must be planted now in order to bloom in the spring. Spring flowering bulbs must MORE »

Stockpiling Forages for Fall and Winter Pasture

Livestock producers can take advantage of late summer and early fall growing conditions to obtain high quality pasture for late fall and early winter grazing. This practice is called stockpiling. The best grasses MORE »


National Paper Clover Campaign

Morganton, NC – National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the fall 2014         4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the fifth year of collaboration MORE »


An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

There may be some truth in this catchy reminder. But it is important to realize, it doesn’t have to be just apples, everyone needs to consume a daily dose of fruit, whatever the MORE »


Stinkbugs Invade Burke County

If stinkbugs were a crop, Burke County would certainly have an abundant harvest this fall. They are everywhere, in all parts of the county in large numbers. The Extension office gets 5-10 calls MORE »

Firewood Tips

With energy prices high, many homeowners will turn to wood as an economical heating source this winter. Many will cut their own firewood while others must buy what they need. Look for three MORE »

Horses Grazing

Red Maple Poisoning in Horses

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy being outdoors, but with fall comes the seasonal hazard of toxic poisoning from falling leaves. Red maples are particularly dangerous to horses. They are abundant in MORE »

Burke County Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

A 4-Her from Burke County attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville, North Carolina August 15-16, 2014.  North Carolina 4-H and the MORE »


Bryce Lane Comes to Morganton

With the growing season drawing to a close most gardeners look back and think about what he or she should have or could have done in their gardens this year. With the memory MORE »

Late Summer = Slime Mold

Get ready gardeners. It’s time for the disgusting but harmless slime mold to rear its ugly head in Burke County landscapes. Slime mold (Fuligo septicai) is a fungus that appears in mulched areas MORE »