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Vermicompost Workshop

Vermicomposting or Vermiculture is a method composting where worms convert food scraps into two of the best soil amendments on …

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Local Food Newsletter - June 2019

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

Brown sink bug feeding on corn

What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year you can find these insects moving from wheat fields and woods’ edges to corn fields …

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Report to the People

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County recently presented its annual “Report to the People” to county officials. Commissioners, Extension …

wasp nest

What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year you can find these insects beginning to form nests on houses, barns, and sheds. These …

crape myrtle bark scale

What the Heck Is That?!?!

Popping up around Currituck County and other parts of North Carolina, this invasive pest can cause a real eyesore. …

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Plants, Pests, and Pathogens Webinar Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will host a webinar series sponsored by the NC State Extension, Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, and …

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Planting Warm-Season Grasses

The arrival of March signals the start of warm weather and the onset of yard work. One daunting task …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

As spring is beginning and the dogwoods and redbuds start to bloom, this tiny insect can be seen flying …

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Exploring Succulents

Are you tired of your traditional flower and vegetable gardens? Are you looking for something unique and interesting that …

Syrphid fly larvae

What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year, when temperatures are starting to increase and days are starting to lengthen, many insects are …

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January Impacts

This year has gotten off to a very soggy start, but that did not prevent your N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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Local Foods Newsletter Produce Contact

Starting in April, the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck Center will be publishing a monthly electronic newsletter to promote local …

Honey Bee Larvae

What the Heck Is That?!?!

What the Heck is That?!?! is a new series from N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck Center where we’ll be posting …

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