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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Farm to Childcare popular

Farm to Childcare is a 3-year project to get locally sourced produce into Wake County Child Care facilities.The John Rex Endowment has awarded Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) $675,639 for a Farm to Child Care project MORE » – from   Local Food

Sustainable Soils Forum on Sep 18, 2014 in Raleigh, NC popular

A number of byproduct materials generated by Southeastern industrial sectors have proven value as soil amendments, soil blending ingredients, drainage aids or landscaping components. These materials include Pulp and Paper industry residuals, FGD Gypsum, MORE » – from   Soils

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4-H Summer Day Camp

4-H Summer Day Camp 2014 Beat the Heat with Pender County 4-H at Summer Day Camp! Pender County is offering a wide variety of fun for everyone this summer! Camper spots are MORE »

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What is Organic Gardening?

Interest in organic gardening is greater than ever but so is confusion over exactly how to accomplish it. How do you provide the nutrients plants need to survive? What can you do about MORE »

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Tomato Growing Primer

Soil temperatures have warmed to above 60 degrees in our region and a late frost is highly unlikely, which means it is time to plant tomatoes! Over the years, I have written more MORE »

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Is It Time To Plant For Summer?

April is the month to get your vegetable garden ready to grow summer herbs and vegetables such as squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil. It is also time to plant annuals and perennials for MORE »

Small mounds caused by ground nesting bees do not damage lawns.

Ground Nesting Bees Not A Threat

Warmer temperatures in the coming days will likely encourage activity by ground nesting and other native solitary bees. These bees are not pests, nor are they a threat to people, plants, or yards. MORE »

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Spring Extension Gardener Newsletter

Get ready for spring with the latest gardening news! The Spring issue of the Extension Gardener Newsletter is now available online! Extension Gardener is written by horticultural experts with the North Carolina Cooperative MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Ask an Extension Master GardenerWed Sep 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market, Poplar Grove Plantation, Hwy 17, Wilmington
— 1 week away
Prescribed Fire Field Day for LandownersThu Sep 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Jones Lake State Park (4117 NC Hwy 242, Elizabethtown, NC)
— 1 week away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopWed Sep 24, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 3 weeks away
Ask an Extension Master GardenerWed Oct 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market, Poplar Grove Plantation, Hwy 17, Wilmington
— 1 month away
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