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Millions of Millipedes!

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Growing Onions in Burke County

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

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Join the Extension Research Team

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center supports agricultural research on horticultural and other crops relevant to western NC …

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What Is a Tayberry?

Originating from Scotland the tayberry is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry. It’s fruit is larger …

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Introduction to Beekeeping 2022

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Small Fruit Plant Sale - 2022

Note: We are sold out of the Tayberry Extension’s annual Small Fruit Plant Sale is now in progress. The sale …

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Pumpkins for Pumpkin Pie

With the holidays fast approaching, there are folks out there who are making plans for pumpkin pies. Canned pumpkin …

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