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Local Treat | Wild Blackcaps

Early summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Our house sits on land surrounded by creeks, …

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2022 Grafting Workshop

Yancey County Cooperative Extension will be holding grafting workshops at our office on March 1st 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or …

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2022 Plant Sale

Hello Yancey County Gardeners! The Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office is now taking preorders for a variety of plants and …

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2022 Pruning Workshop

FREE apple tree pruning workshop. When: February 12th, 1-3 p.m. Where: Shady Lane Farm 311 Arbuckle Road Burnsville, NC 28714 Registration Required You can register …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Fresh Pick Kitchen!

Have a family favorite recipe you would love to make and sell? Join us at the next Fresh Pick …

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This publication is a guide for researchers, scholars, extension agents, government officials, and others interested …

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Spotted Lanternfly

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This factsheet describes bees in the family Colletidae.

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

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Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

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How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

This publication provides basic information on animal production systems and reviews the movement of nitrogen …

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