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Cover photo for 2018 Beekeeping School

2018 Beekeeping School

Rick Harty, NCSBA Master Beekeeper will be teaching a class on beekeeping beginning on 2/1/18 and ending 3/22/18 from …

Apple Grafting Workshop

Yancey County Cooperative Extension will hold tree-grafting workshops on Thursday, March 2nd and Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. The same …

Cover photo for 2017 Master Gardeners Training Classes

2017 Master Gardeners Training Classes

April 5 – July 13, 2017 Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Cost: $140.00 yancey.ces.ncsu.edu The Master Gardeners’ Training classes are scheduled to …

Pesticide Disposal Collection Day

The Yancey County Cooperative Extension Service, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, will be holding a …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

strawberry planting

14. Small Fruits

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

5 days ago
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

6 days ago
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

6 days ago

Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

6 days ago
Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

7 days ago
Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.