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Beekeeping Short Course

Coastal Plains Beekeepers- NCSBA Annual Beekeeping Short Course If you have ever thought about becoming a beekeeper, then this course …

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Safe Plates Class

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Edgecombe County will be offering a Safe Plates Food Safety Certification Class, March 26–28, 2019. Successful …

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Cooking Under Pressure

Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use …

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November 2018 Agriculture Newsletter

See the latest Edgecombe County Ag newsletter, with information on the 2018 Farm-City Breakfast Celebration, Disaster Programs, the NC Farm …

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NCDA&CS Quarantine Guava Knot Nematode

NCDA&CS declares an internal quarantine for all North Carolina counties for the Guava knot nematode RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department …

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2018 Eastern Carolina Showmanship Circuit

2018 Eastern Carolina Showmanship Circuit ECSC Rules 2018 Show & Entry Forms Entry Deadline Show Dates Annual David Lee Tyre Memorial AGR Livestock Show 2018 …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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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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