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Cover photo for Agricultural Safety Day

Agricultural Safety Day

Burke County will be holding an Ag. Safety Day on Friday, March 29, 2019! The event will be held at …

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Butterfly Bush: Yes or No

The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) has long been a staple of the southern garden. In recent years, however, its …

Cover photo for Bee School 2019

Bee School 2019

The Burke County Beekeeper’s Association is presenting its annual Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday, March 23, and Saturday, March …

Cover photo for Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Just about every gardener in Burke County has some blueberry bushes in their garden. Proper pruning of these plants …

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Peaches Anyone?

As the growing season gets closer, one crop that ranks right up there with tomatoes and watermelons is peaches. …

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Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Bacterial leaf spot on geranium

Bacterial Leaf Spot on Greenhouse Ornamentals

This factsheet covers management of bacterial spot on ornamentals.

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Pools for Amphibians

This publication describes the habitat, food and water habits, cover and home range of a …

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Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Home Vegetable Gardens

Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown …

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Pests of Okra

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification …

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Earthworm Composting

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to make a composting bin to …

How to Organize a Community Garden

This publication covers the keys to a successful community garden of individual plots including forming …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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