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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

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What Is a High Tunnel

What is it? High tunnels are passively heated and ventilated, plastic-covered structures. In terms of environmental protection and control, they …

It's Time to Fertilize!

It is that time of year again! Hopefully, you have already started to fertilize your hay fields and pastures. …

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Small Farms AgriShop Series & Academy

Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming AgriShop/Academy Small Farm Production Workshops. Caswell County AgriShop Flyer Also, below is a …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

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Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

3 days ago
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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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Supporting Cyanobacterial Bloom Monitoring with Satellite Imagery

This publication provides an overview of how satellite remote sensing can be used to help …

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Water Quality of Rooftop Runoff: Implications for Residential Water Harvesting Systems

This publication discusses the presence of various pollutants in rooftop runoff and establishes some general …

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A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

7/6/21

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21

Pesticide Selection for Water Quality Protection

While research has shown that pollution of surface and groundwater supplies from turfgrass pesticide application …

6/30/21