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Boxwood Blight: A New
Disease for Jackson and Neighboring Counties

Boxwood blight is a relatively new and threatening boxwood disease caused by the fungus Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Boxwood Blight was first detected in North Carolina in 2011 and has recently been confirmed in the Highlands area of Macon County and in home landscapes in Transylvania, Jackson, and Forsyth Counties. Common names of this disease include: Boxwood blight, box blight, Cylindrocladium box blight, blight disease of boxwood and boxwood leafdrop. Landscapers, homeowners, nurseries, and garden centers should be alert for symptoms of boxwood blight which include brown leaf spots, black streaks on green twigs, and leaf drop that may begin in the lower portions of the plant.

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Boxwood Blight: A New
Disease for Jackson and Neighboring Counties

Boxwood blight is a relatively new and threatening boxwood disease caused by the fungus Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Boxwood Blight was first detected in North Carolina in 2011 and has recently been confirmed in the Highlands area of Macon County and in home landscapes in Transylvania, Jackson, and Forsyth Counties. Common names of this disease include: Boxwood blight, box blight, Cylindrocladium box blight, blight disease of boxwood and boxwood leafdrop. Landscapers, homeowners, nurseries, and garden centers should be alert for symptoms of boxwood blight which include brown leaf spots, black streaks on green twigs, and leaf drop that may begin in the lower portions of the plant.

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Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Upcoming 2016 Master
Gardener Program

The NC CooperEMGLogoNewative Extension Service is now taking applications for participation in the 2016 Jackson - Swain Master Gardener Program. Classes will be held at the Swain Extension Center on 60 Almond School Rd Bryson City N.C. every Wednesday afternoon for 10 to 11 weeks from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. beginning tentatively February17th. Application deadline is Tuesday February 9th 2016. The course fee will be around $100 which includes an outstanding manual along with weekly handouts (formatted on a cd). Upon receipt and review of your application, look for an acceptance letter with more details.

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Annual Christmas Tree flyer 2016

Annual Winter Jackson
County Christmas Tree Seminar

NCSU Extension’s Annual Area Winter Christmas Tree Seminar for Jackson County will be held on Tuesday February 9th from 4:00- 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Cashiers Recreation Center located on 355 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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Going Gluten-Free

You may have heard about “going gluten-free”, and you may have even considered trying it yourself, but what does gluten-free eating really mean for us from a health standpoint? To understand how a MORE »

Calf in Winter

Code of the West in Winter

Winter is fast approaching and we all know that the possibility exists for winter cold and storms that can change our daily routines. Frozen pipes; impassable roads and cold homes. Therefore, it MORE »

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4-H ClubMon Feb 8, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM— 12 hours ago
4-H Club-canceled snowMon Feb 8, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM— 12 hours ago
Annual Winter Christmas Tree SeminarTue Feb 9, 2016 Today
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC
— 13 hours away
JAM-photosThu Feb 11, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Cullowhee Valley School, 240 Wisdom Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723, United States
— 2 days away
YLC-RFP Due DateFri Feb 12 - Fri Feb 12, 2016 - ALL DAY— 3 days away
Sewing BeeMon Feb 15, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Jackson County Cooperative Extension, 538 Scotts Creek Rd, Suite 205, Sylva, NC 28779
— 7 days away
Cloverbuds-How to do 4-H PresentationWed Feb 17, 2016
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM— 1 week away
JAMThu Feb 18, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Cullowhee Valley School, 240 Wisdom Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723, United States
— 1 week away
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