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Growing Blueberries in Western NC

Because of the climate and soil conditions in Western North Carolina, highbush varieties should be used as often as …

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Introduction to Beekeeping 2023

The Burke County Beekeepers Association is holding the 2023 Bee School on February 11th & 18th from 8:00 – …

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Small Fruit Plant Sale 2023

Burke County Cooperative Extension is currently holding its annual Small Fruit Plant Sale, now through March 3rd. This year …

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Millions of Millipedes!

It’s hot outside. We’ve also had abundant rainfall which has left us with saturated soils throughout the area. These …

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Planting Season Is Near!

Are you ready to plant? It’s getting close but try and control yourselves for another few weeks. Mother Nature …

walla walla onions

Growing Onions in Burke County

The growing season has started for some plants. I get lots of questions about onions so here is some …

Blueberry Pruning Workshop Flyer

Blueberry Pruning Workshop

To register for this event please visit the following link: or call the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander Center at …

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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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