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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Kudzu bugs on Fig leaf in May

Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Recertification Safety Training

The Rutherford Extension Center will be offering Recertification Safety Training (“V”) Classes in August. The Recertification Safety Training (“V”) class will be offered on Monday, August 25th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The MORE »

2014 4-H Summer Fun Program

Click the following link for a list of Summer Fun workshops. summerfun2014 **As a reminder, payment and a medical consent form are required upon registration. For more info contact the Rutherford County Extension MORE »

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Nourishing North Carolina

The Rutherford Extension Center has received a Nourishing North Carolina grant that has enabled us to provide an area for those who would like to have a garden this year. During the last MORE »

New Soil Sampling Fees

Beginning December 1, 2013 a new soil-testing fee will be charged for all soil samples processed by North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Science’s (NCDA&CS) Agronomic Division. A $4.00 Fee will be MORE »

Cook Smart – Eat Smart Cooking Day Camp

When we think of kids and summertime, we often think of a summer camp.  Do you wish there was a camp for adults? Rutherford County -  Cooperative Extension is introducing a cooking day MORE »

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Rutherford County is one of the 73 counties across North Carolina offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Our trained Volunteer staff provide educational assistane to county residents concerning lawns, fruit & vegetable production, MORE »

Commercial Agriculture in Rutherford County

Within Rutherford County a wide-range of animal and crop diversity exists. Full- and part-time commercial producers rely on the Cooperative Extension Service to provide the latest research to assist their operations in being MORE »

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)

     Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an invasive pest of soft skinned fruit and was first detected in North Carolina during 2010.  The insects will lay their eggs in sound, harvestable fruit and MORE »

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThu Jul 31, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Rutherford County Extension Center
— 12 hours away
Recertification Safety TrainingMon Aug 25, 2014
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale
— 4 weeks away
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