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Let Your Houseplants Rest

Many of us grow houseplants and they’re a great accessory to any home décor. They also give us a little touch of green during the dark winter months and stand as a reminder MORE »

Test Home for Radon in January

January is National Radon Action Month.  In recognition, the North Carolina Radon Program is providing free radon test kits to residents of North Carolina.  The kits are made possible with funding by the MORE »

Time To Order Small Fruits

It’s 2014 already and with the New Year comes the realization that spring is on its way. It is not too early to think about spring, especially when the gardener in you is MORE »

Local Extension Professionals Receive Awards & Recognition

Several Burke County Cooperative Extension Staff Members were recently recognized during the State Extension Conference, “Honoring our Past…Creating our Future,” held in Raleigh, NC. Donna Teasley, Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent and Spring Williams-Byrd, MORE »

Maximizing Your Hay Supply

Winter feed costs are usually the largest expense for livestock producers. Feeding hay is expensive, not only because of the high cost of equipment but also the cost of labor to harvest and MORE »

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Camp for Christmas

With the holidays quickly approaching, many are often in search of a unique and meaningful gift for the children in their lives.  Burke County 4-H would like to suggest giving your children the MORE »

America’s Christmas Flower

What would Joel Poinsett think if he could see the modern day poinsettia?  He discovered the poinsettia growing wild in Mexico when he went there in 1825 as the first U.S. ambassador to MORE »

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Search for the Perfect Christmas Tree

Are you ready to begin the annual search for the perfect Christmas tree?  Are you sure?  This activity can be a wonderful family event or it can be a chore that that causes MORE »

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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 »

Best Dressed Pig at ECA State Conference

Burke County Extension and Community Association won third place as the best dressed pig in the pig pageant at State ECA Conference in Raleigh October 28-30, 2013 in observance of the 100th birthday 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 »

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The Great Pumpkin Search

With the coming of fall, many of us will go on a search for that perfect pumpkin. It could be used for autumn decoration, a jack-o-lantern or even pumpkin pie. Whatever you may MORE »

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Compare Unit Prices For Best Buy

Save a few cents each week and soon you’ll have dollars. Comparison-shopping can help save money and one of the easiest places to start is with food shopping. Compare prices by using cost MORE »

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Safety Rules For Leftover Food

Leftovers can be a great late night snack, next day lunch or even be used to make a quick meal for your hungry family. It is a myth that leftovers are safe to MORE »

Fall Caterpillars Are A Short-Lived Problem

Fall is a”buggy” season. Most summer insects such as mosquitoes, yellow jackets and garden pests are still around, and joining them are a whole host of fall caterpillar insects. We are beginning to MORE »

Allergy Sufferers Alert

Fall is creeping up on us very quickly. The cool mornings and bright blue skies are some of the best things about living in the foothills of North Carolina. The flowers and blooming MORE »