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Local Foods

The Clay County Center Local Foods contact is Doug Clement.

Backyard Fruit Production

Do you hope for that opportunity of walking out in the back yard and picking home grown fruit from …

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Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook

Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including: varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover …

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Organic Growers School

An exciting three-part series on all aspects of Growing: planning, planting, production, & pests. Dates: March 31, April 7 & 14 (3 …

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Plant Workshops

Clay County Extension will be hosting a series of workshops dealing with apples and other fruit plants. The series …

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2015 Appalachian Farm School

2015 Appalachian Farm School registration now open for WNC farmers CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Registration is now open for the 2015 Appalachian …

Ag Newsletter July 2014

Content of Newsletter Honeybee Assistance Program Upcoming Speaker at Moss Memorial Library Lime Spreader for Clay County Vegetable Garden Tips Livestock News (beware Wild …

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2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day is August 7, 2014Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NCOptional Tour: 1:00 p.m. (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops)Registration: 2:30 p.m.Welcome: 3:00 p.m.Tours: 3:15 …

Ag Newsletter June 2014

Content of Newsletter June Garden Tip Summer Lawn Tip Wildflowers — 5/31/14 Pesticide Collection/Disposal — 6/4/14 Beef Cattle Temperament Workshop — 6/6/14 Local Foods “Spring …

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February 2014 Newsletter

Annual Extension Plant Sale The Extension’s Annual Plant Sale is in full swing. Orders will be taken through March 14th, …

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Chapter 14. Glossary

This publication contains a glossary of the terms used in The North Carolina Winegrape Grower's …

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Chapter 13. Appendix Contact Information

This publication contains contact information for the authors of The North Carolina Winegrape Grower's Guide.

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Chapter 12. Crop Prediction

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Chapter 11. Spring Frost Control

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Chapter 10. Grapevine Water Relations and Vineyard Irrigation

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Chapter 9. Vine Nutrition

Grapevines require 16 essential nutrients for normal growth and development (Table 9.1). Carbon, hydrogen, and …

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