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2021 NC Foothills Farm Tour

NC Foothills Farm Tour In partnership with the Polk County Agricultural Development office, N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rutherford County is proud …

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Gardening 101 Class Series

For those who are relatively new to gardening and interested in learning useful tips, tricks, and best practices, we …

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ECA Rutherford County Scholarship

IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE February 22, 2021 Tracy Davis, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences | 828-287-6010 tracy_davis@ncsu.edu ECA County Scholarship Applications Available …

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2021 North Carolina ECA Scholarship

Rutherford County Extension & Community Association (ECA) is proud to announce their 2021 scholarships. High school seniors, full-time college …

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NC 4-H Going Abroad?

Are you interested in learning more about the NC 4-H Outbound Exchange Program? NC 4-H has opportunities for current …

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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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Carolina Athletic Fields: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf on Athletic Turf

A guide to maintaining quality turf on athletic fields.

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Water Quality and Turfgrass Area Development

This publication introduces the permit and regulatory processes and provides a very general guide to …

Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar

This calendar of suggested management practices is designed to assist you in the seasonal care …

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Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

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Figure 1. Area of adaptation of turfgrasses in North Carolina.

Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

This comprehensive guide offers information on different grasses for North Carolina lawns, as well as …

5/21/21
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Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

5/12/21

Water Quality and Professional Turfgrass Managers

Although groundwater and surface waters are rarely polluted by turfgrass pesticides, turf managers should consider …

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

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

4/14/21