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Food Preservation Series 2019

Join us for a series on the various methods of preserving food. We’ll be covering water-bath canning, pressure canning, …

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Respirator Fit Testing

March 7, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lincoln County Center Noon–5:00 p.m. Call 704-736-8461 to reserve an appointment time! See the link below for information on the …

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Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Class

February 28, 2019 – 10 a.m. – N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lincoln County Center Training for disaster recovery tree cleanup safety …

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Giant Hogweed Concerns

(Photo: Corey Childs, Warren County Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech) Giant hogweed has been causing somewhat of a stir in the …

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Outdoor Cooking Food Safety

Prepare as much as you can in your kitchen: One of the biggest concerns with outdoor cooking is ensuring the …

2017 Southwest Piedmont Soybean Trial Results

Gaston County Brand Variety Maturity Herb. Trait Yield (bu./ac) Croplan RX5137S 5.1 Xtend 60.8 Croplan RX4825 4.8 Xtend 60.6 USG 7487XTS 4.8 Xtend 60.1 Pioneer 55A49X 5.5 Xtend 59.2 Asgrow 59X7 5.9 Xtend 58.1 Seedway SG5616 5.6 RR2Y 55.5 Pioneer 52A26R 5.2 RR 52.6 Asgrow 55X7 5.5 Xtend 50.8 Southern States 5511NR2 5.5 RR2Y 50.6 Southern States 5917NSX 5.9 Xtend 48.8 Credenz 6060RY 6.0 RR2Y 45.7 USG 75B75R 5.7 RR2Y 42.4 Cleveland and Lincoln County (averaged across two locations) Brand Variety Maturity Herb. Trait Yield (bu./ac) Asgrow 49X6 4.9 Xtend 45.8 Dyna-Gro S56XT98 5.6 Xtend 45.2 Dyna-Gro SX17869XT 6.9 Xtend 42.7 Dyna-Gro S48XS78 4.8 Xtend 40.2 Progeny 6710RY 6.7 RR2Y 40.2 Asgrow 59X7 5.9 Xtend 39.6 Progeny 5752RY 5.7 RR2Y 38.8 Asgrow 69X6 6.9 Xtend 38.4 Dyna-Gro S75XT26 7.5 Xtend 38.0 Asgrow 75X6 7.5 Xtend 37.0 Progeny 4757RY 4.7 RR2Y 36.2 Progeny 7516RX 7.5 Xtend 36.1 *These are non-replicated strip trial …

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Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Now is the time to get out there and make smart, strategic fire ant treatments! This link will take you …

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Grilling Tips

Hey everyone! This is Zach Troutman, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. With the weather …

Biosecurity on the Farm

The day after Christmas my wife and daughter entered a plane at Raleigh/Durham Airport and stepped off in London, …

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George A. Stoudemire Scholarship

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lincoln County Center is accepting applications for the George A. Stoudemire scholarship.The Stoudemire gives preference …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

3 weeks ago

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

3 weeks ago

Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

3 weeks ago
Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

3 weeks ago

Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

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