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perfectly pruned crape myrtles

Pruning Calendar

Plants Remarks JANUARY Shade Trees: oak, hickory, beech, black gum, poplar, sycamore, ginkgo, etc. * (Bleeder trees include: birch, dogwood, elm, maple, & styrax) Prune …

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Ethnobotany Is Real Christmas Trees

Ethno – What? Simply put, ethnobotany is the study of how people and cultures (ethno) interact with plants (botany). The …

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WNC AgOptions 2024 Grant Cycle Now Open

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. WNC AgOptions intent to apply …

Cover photo for Ag Safety Day 8/31/2023 Evaluation

Ag Safety Day 8/31/2023 Evaluation

Thank you for participating in the Ag Safety day. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Jackson and Swain Counties endeavor to …

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Learn About Soils and Composting!

Soils workshop series that will cover: Soil remediation, how to sample and test soil, how to adjust soil pH and …

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Spring is early this year. We know it, the plants know it and guess what? The Eastern Tent Caterpillar …

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Farm Transition Tactics

William Hamilton is a 15-year veteran dealing with farmland in North Carolina, specializing in a wide array of issues …

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