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Night Out With Extension

Do you need a night out where you can enjoy learning new things while having fun? We have the …

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Composting 101

Want to learn how to improve your soil quality and reduce waste and air pollution, while saving money, energy, …

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Salt Spray Damage

Have you noticed your trees and shrubs are starting to brown, and you’re worried something might be killing them? …

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Establishing a Wildflower Bed

Habitat loss is the number one factor leading to decreased pollinator populations. As we build more homes, schools, and …

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Currituck Extension April Report

April brought showers of activity at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center. It is finally starting to feel normal …

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Propagation Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will hold a propagation workshop on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 2:00 – …

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Container Gardening With Marie Butler

The Currituck County Master Gardener℠ Speakers Bureau is hosting a FREE container gardening demonstration presented by esteemed landscaper Marie …

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Starting Tropical Fruits

Have you ever tried to grow an avocado from a pit, with no luck? Or maybe you’ve seen a …

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Getting Started With Honey Bees

Are you interested in raising honey bees, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you need help finding …

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2022 Currituck Home, Flower, and Garden Show

2022 Currituck Home, Flower, and Garden Show –“Going Native” . Currituck County Extension MasterGardener℠ are hosting the 2022 Currituck, Home, Flower, and Garden …

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2022 Warm Season Turf Update

On March 1st, 2022 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck Center will host a training for golf course superintendents and landscapers …

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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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Best Management Practices for Agricultural Nutrients

This factsheet for farmers describes ways to control the harmful effects of excess nutrients while …

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Size Matters: Accounting for Hemp Seed Size When Calibrating Your Grain Drill

This article highlights the difference in grain and fiber hemp seed size and the importance …

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Utilizing the NC State University Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator and the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Database to Make Wise Planting Decisions

This publication provides an overview of the NC State University Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator and …

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Utilizing the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Cotton Seed Quality Testing Program to Make Better Planting Decisions

This publication provides information about the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Quality Testing program and how to …

6/1/22