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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 …

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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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Weed Identification in Pastures, Hayfields, and Sprayfields

This publication is designed to help you identify common weeds found in southeastern North Carolina …

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Oysters have a tear-drop shape. Clams are compact and rounded.

Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21
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Mosquito Control for Rainwater Harvesting Systems

This publication discusses ways in which mosquitoes could become a problem for rainwater harvesting systems …

4/1/21Urban Waterways

The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Wild-Caught Commercial Seafood Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's wild-caught commercial seafood industry.

3/26/21

Pesticide Selection for Water Quality Protection

While research has shown that pollution of surface and groundwater supplies from turfgrass pesticide application …

3/25/21
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21
Figure 1. A conventional septic system.

Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

3/10/21SoilFacts