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Guard Against Squash Vine Borers Now

The second generation of adult squash vine borers are now active, and are searching for squash plants to attack. These wasp-like insects lay eggs in the soil close to squash plants. The eggs MORE »


Some Crops Like It Hot … Some Don’t

As the summer progresses it is about time to start harvesting fresh tomatoes from the garden. In the south, it can be considered one of the highlights of the year. There are numerous MORE »


Not All Bees Are Bad Bees

Not all bees live in hives like honeybees. In fact , of all the bee species, over 90% are solitary bees. Female solitary bees prepare their own nest in the ground, in cracks MORE »

Blame Weather Not Dog For Unsightly Mold

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

Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs mainly when cows are in transition from winter rations to grazing lush new growth MORE »

A New Crop of Extension Master Gardeners

You can always tell when the new growing season starts because that’s when our new crop of Extension Master Gardeners graduate and start using their newly acquired gardening knowledge. Extension Master Gardeners is MORE »

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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 »