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Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

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Taking Forage Samples

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have …

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Grow Your Own Food Project

Thanks to the generosity of Banner Greenhouses, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center was able to provide tomatoes, peppers, …

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Grazing Summer Annual Grasses

Many livestock producers use summer annuals to supplement or enhance summer grazing. Sudex or sorghum-sudan hybrids, sudangrass and Pearl …

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Success in 2019!

Here are some highlights from programs offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center in 2019. Successes from 2019 …

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Burke County Youth Livestock Show

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Show begins at 9 a.m. Burke County Fairgrounds Printable Show Packet Printable Registration …

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Is That Watermelon Ripe?

Do you agonize over the bin of watermelons at the store as you try to choose a good, ripe …

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Census of Agriculture

America’s farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part …

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Estimating Available Time to Plant and Harvest Peanuts

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The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT)

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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Añublo polvoriento en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …