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2021 AgOptions Grant

Intent to apply deadline October 23, 2020; Application deadline at noon on November 20, 2020. Press Release– ASHEVILLE, N.C. — WNC …

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Recursos Sobre Jardinería

Quiere aprender más sobre jardinería o quiere hacerse miembro en un jardín comunitario? Los enlaces que siguen tienen mucha información sobre el tema e …

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Virtual NC Foothills Farm Tour

NC Foothills Farm Tour 2020 is going virtual! For more information and to stay up-to-date with all the on-farm …

Bantam Hen

Virtual Coop Tour

Join us for a Virtual Coop Tour! Our 4-H youth will be introducing us to their flock of birds …

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Update for Livestock Producers

Download Commissioner Steve Troxler’s “Notice of Essential Food and Agricultural Employee” here: Notice for agriculture …

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4-H Small Fruit Sale-CANCELED

Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rutherford County office Taking orders now, come by the office or call 828-287-6010. Pick Up Dates: March 25, …

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Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

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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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High Density Apple Orchard Management

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Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

For organic soybean producers increased seeding rates improve early soybean canopy density, which shades out …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

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Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …