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Fall Gardening Workshop

With summer coming to an end, it’s time to pull out old plants and prepare our gardens for the …

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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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Gray Leaf Spot in Corn

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Annual Grasses Preserved as Silage: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin brings together 13 independent experiments that address aspects of fermentation, nutritive value, and …

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Corn Ear Rots: Managing Mold and Mycotoxins

Corn ear rot is a disease of corn caused by various types of fungi, including …

Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

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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 …

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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