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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 »

40 Years of Horticulture with Bryce Lane

Celebrate Extension’s 100th Anniversary with Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture Instructor, NC State, and an accomplished garden speaker. Bryce’s presentation, “40 Years of Horticulture: Observations, Inspirations, and Invitations”, will MORE »

How To Grow An All-Season Landscape

Is the vegetable garden looking pretty weedy these days? And do the marigolds and petunias appear to be a little tired? When September rolls around all gardeners know that the growing season is MORE »

4-H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress

A delegation from Burke County attended the 67th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 14-16 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Two hundred 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 59 counties MORE »

All Grub Killers Are Not The Same

It is time to kill grubs in the lawn now but beware of the products available. There are many products labeled for grub control but they work differently at specific times of the MORE »

Time to Take Charge of the Lawn

It’s been a rough summer out there for lawns. The frequent, pounding rains along with very hot and humid weather have taken their toll on the fescue lawns in our area. Brown patch MORE »


It’s Fair Time In Drexel

There’s no feel of fall in the air yet, and the heat of summer is still upon us but even though we aren’t done with summer, its fair time and the Drexel Community MORE »


Green Beans MUST be Canned with a Pressure Canner

The process for canning green beans has often been controversial as many still remember old-fashioned practices learned from family and friends. Safely canning green beans requires using a tested and reliable method. Pressure MORE »


Forage Sampling

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have no idea what you are feeding your livestock. Profitable livestock production is dependent on MORE »


Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease has been identified in the south since the 1940s and although it is a killer of wild and cultivated roses, it has been relatively benign in its damaging effects until MORE »


Tough Beans Perplex Gardeners

Each summer I get a few calls from area gardeners with complaints about tough green beans. Most folks around Burke County grow one of the half-runner type green beans. These beans have been MORE »


Tomatoes or Walnuts?

It’s a tough choice to have to make.  As southerners, we hold our tomato plants in high esteem and go to great lengths to have the biggest and best plants around.  But, then MORE »


Heat and Humidity

Livestock producers can help their animals endure the stress from heat and humidity in a variety of ways. To reduce livestock heat stress in hot humid conditions, it is important to provide plenty MORE »