More Articles from Burke County Center

Helping Picky Eater Appreciate the Food Process popular

Each new day, provides the opportunity for family mealtime! Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or supper, offering foods that are both nutritious and pleasing to your family is an important goal. Often younger MORE »

Powdery Mildew is Back in Burke

The all too familiar powdery mildew calls are starting to come in. People always start off by stating that their plants have a white to gray powder all over the leaves. Sometimes it MORE »


Controlling Algae in Livestock Water Tanks

Livestock producers who water their animals in water tanks often battle with algae buildup during the summer months. Algae growth is just a nuisance and some algae are toxic. So what can producers MORE »

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Summer Annuals

Livestock producers can use summer annual forages to supplement cool season forages during the gap in summer production. Fescue and other cool season grasses shut down production during July and August, and leave MORE »



Every caller starts the conversation off in the same way: “I have this horrible looking bug and it looks vicious and mean.  It has two pincers on the end of it’s body and MORE »

Don’t Stand for Sedentary

How much of the day do you spend sitting before 6pm? If you’re an average American, then it’s probably about 5 hours and 47 minutes. Today, with the growing popularity in fitness and MORE »

Plant Sale Is Almost Here

Get your garden beds ready and mark your calendars because it’s almost time for the Extension Master Gardeners Community Plant Sale. The sale will be at the Burke County Agricultural Building on May MORE »

Special Day for Paper Crafters!

Are you a scrapbooker or card maker? Would you like to spend a day with others who share your passion for this hobby? If so you’ll want to attend a day of paper-crafting MORE »

Voles – Not the Best Time for Control

Rarely a day goes by when a call doesn’t come in to the office about voles.  They’re tiny but destructive and any plant that you value is in danger.  Pine voles work from MORE »

Burke County 4-H Livestock Judging Team

On February 20, 2016, the new Burke County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed in their first contest, at the North Carolina Junior Hereford Association’s Judging Contest in Raleigh. Seniors Pate Pollard, and Burke MORE »


The WEST Trotted East

March 5, 2016 Burke County 4-H’ers traveled to NCSU for State Horsebowl and Hippology Contest. Burke County 4-H had three teams to place at the West District competition in February forwarding them on MORE »

Replacement Heifer Selection and Development

Properly selecting replacement heifers can make or break a cattle producer. Every farm has different production scenarios and goals, so priorities can vary from farm to farm, however, here are some tips to MORE »

Gardening Workshops Planned

Spring is upon us and its time to get out in the garden and plant something. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes and no matter what the style of your garden, the MORE »


Burke County 4-H Achievement Night 2016

On February 2, 2016, Burke County 4-H held an Achievement Night recognizing 4-H’ers, Leader’s and Clubs for their outstanding work during the 2015 year. We were honored to have in attendance almost 100 MORE »

The Approach of Spring

Spring is on its way, I’m sure of it! We’re not there quite yet but each day brings us closer. Lawns are starting to take on a tinge of green and folks just MORE »

Equine Knowledge = Horse Sense

On Saturday February 13, 2016, Burke County 4-H traveled to the Mills River Research Center to compete in the 4-H West District Horse bowl competition. Burke County was proudly represented by 4 teams MORE »

Treat Weed Now – Don’t Delay!

February 19, 2016 With the warm weather that is predicted for the weekend, don’t miss this opportunity to treat for winter annual weeds that are up and growing now. The temperature must be MORE »

Blueberries, an Easy Crop for Burke

Everyone likes to grow things, whether they eat the end product or just enjoy its blooms in the garden.  But, there is nothing more thrilling than planting, growing, harvesting and then eating a MORE »

Growing Asparagus in Burke County

One of the earliest crops in the garden is asparagus. One of its greatest features is that it is a crop that comes back year after year, giving the gardener many harvests from MORE »


Connect NC – Public Improvement Bond

March 15 is the date for North Carolina’s Presidential Primary this year.  Along with the long list of presidential candidates, there are other state and local races as well.  In addition, this year MORE »