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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 »

Dealing With Pinkeye In Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today.  There are three different types of pinkeye. The first is a vitamin A deficiency MORE »

Blue, Pink, and Purple Hydrangea flowers

Why Don’t My Hydrangeas Bloom?

The one garden question that I get at all times of the year is ”why don’t my hydrangeas bloom?”   There are some things that the gardener needs to know before the answer becomes MORE »

Learn to Delay Complications of Diabetes

Did you know that the number one complication of diabetes over time is heart disease? Other complications of diabetes may include nerve damage or neuropathy, liver and kidney damage, vision problems, infections, gum MORE »


Watch for Early Blight in Tomatoes

Tomatoes are America’s favorite garden crop and although they taste great, they can be difficult to grow. They are susceptible to many diseases and insects, many of which they can withstand without major MORE »


Controlling Flies On Cattle

With recent warmer weather, fly populations have increased. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle here in Burke County. These species breed in fresh manure but each presents a MORE »