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2018 Sustainable Living Series!

A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS…. Class registration will close 2 days prior to the scheduled class date for each class. We …

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National Youth Science Day 2016

Youth to Explore Drones in World’s Largest Youth-Led Engineering Design Challenge WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2016) — Drones are revolutionizing …

Addressing Avian Flu Concerns

Regulations established by Doug Meckes, DVM, NCDA&CS State Veterinarian, emphasize sound biosecurity, including halting movement of birds and canceling bird shows …

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4-H STEM Night Volunteer Opportunity

4-H VOLUNTEER REQUEST & EVENT DETAILS What: STEM Family Night (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) Where: Aristotle Preparatory Academy 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 When: Wednesday, April …

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On-Line Newsletter From Hort Science

The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

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Large-Scale Organic Materials Composting

This publication provides an overview of how to design and manage a composting system to …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

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Granular or powdered PAM formulation

Using Polyacrylamide (PAM) to Reduce Erosion on Construction Sites

This factsheet covers the use of polyacrylamides as a means of erosion control on construction …

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Figure 1. Flow pattern of water in an open sediment trap

Using Baffles to Improve Sediment Basins

Runoff on construction sites often contains large amount of soil and trapping it before it …

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Fiber Check Dams and Polyacrylamide for Water Quality Improvement

This publication discusses the construction of fiber check dams on construction sites to control sediment …

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Chemical Treatment to Control Turbidity on Construction Sites

Construction sites of more than one acre are required to install systems to retain sediment …

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