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Pesticide X Credits

Pesticide Courses Offered

Pesticide courses for 2 Credit hours offered at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County office. Pesticide “A,B,D,G,H,I,K,L,M,N,O,T,X” offered on Wednesday, …

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Preparing for Winter Grazing

Stockpiling forage is a great way to reduce winter feeding costs. It is a method that lets grasses accumulate …

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Fall Armyworms

With fall armyworms numbers on the rise in North Carolina, we need to discuss characteristics, scouting and control strategies. …

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Pesticide Collection Day - July 27, 2021

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Union County Center, …

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Fire Ant Control

The red imported fire ant continues to spread across the United States and has called many lawns, yards, pastures, …

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Tri-County Livestock Newsletter

The Tri-County Livestock Newsletter is released quarterly and covers various topics such as beef cattle, small ruminants, equine, and …

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Sedge Identification

Yellow Nutsedge Triangular stems shoot up from the ground from spherical tubers or basal bulbs. Each bulbs can produce 10 …

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May Is Beef Month

Did you know May is beef month? The beef industry strengthens North Carolina Agriculture in many diverse ways. As …

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Visit NC Farms Scavenger Hunt

Are you interested in local foods? Want to win a basket of items from Anson County local farms and …

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Anson Youth Leaders Farm Tour

During a recent farm field trip to Thy Will Be Done LLC., participants of the Anson Youth Leaders Academy …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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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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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

This factsheet shares some statistics about the H-2A visa program in North Carolina.

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Ergot Alkaloids

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

Patulin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21