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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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Songbirds

This publication describes the habitat, cover, food, water habits and home range of various songbird …

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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 …

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Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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Blackberries for the Home Garden

This publication is a home gardener's guide to planting, maintaining and harvesting blackberries.

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Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

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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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