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Hydroponics and Growing Indoors

Learn to grow healthy fruits and vegetables indoors! When: August 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. Where: Rutherford County Library Hydroponics and Growing …

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Foothills Farm Tour

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Rutherford County and Polk County Agricultural Development are partnering to bring you the first ever …

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4-H Mini Garden Program

4-H Mini Garden Program for all youth ages 8-18. Youth grow their own garden at home. We supply the directions, …

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Rutherford County is one of the 73 counties across North Carolina offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Our trained …

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Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape

Each of us are subjected to stresses and pressures every day in our home, work, …

Pruning Field Grown Shade and Flowering Trees

Every nurseryman should know how to prune trees and the reason for the various pruning …

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Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings

Propagation by stem cuttings is the most commonly used method to propagate many woody ornamental …

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Plant Propagation by Layering

Stems that are still attached to their parent plant may form roots where they come …

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Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane, and Root Cuttings

Some, but not all, plants can be propagated from just a leaf or a section …

The Pour-Through Extraction Procedure: A Nutrient Management Tool for Nursery Crops

By routinely measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) and pH of growing media and irrigation water …

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Controlling Mite Pests in Earthworm Beds

This publication discusses keeping mite pests at bay in worm beds for vermicomposting.

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Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution

With the increasing diversity of North Carolina agriculture, it is important to document and assess …

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