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Pasture Weed Management

Catawba Valley Cattlemen’s Association (meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month) This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at …

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Cook Smart, Eat Smart

The Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School will teach you how to prepare simple, healthy, and delicious food for …

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Med Instead of Meds

Interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series …

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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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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 …

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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, …

Forage Management After It Rains

October is practically here and now that the area has received beneficial rains, there are some opportunities to grow …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Summer Cover Crops

There is growing interest in the use of short-season summer annual legumes or grasses as …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Figure 1. Typical tomato washing and sizing line.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Field- and Greenhouse-Grown Tomatoes

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Bulk pallet bin of cabbage in the packing house.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Cabbage and Leafy Greens

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Peppers

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …