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Spotted Lanternfly

Help keep the Spotted Lanternfly out of North Carolina! The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China. Currently, it is …

Asian Giant Hornets

Some really great links available on Asian Giant Hornets: NC State University Asian Giant Hornet Info N.C. Department of Agriculture and …

Helping Out a Stonefly

It can be very difficult to remind yourself of the damage being done when you forgetfully leave trash behind …

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Soil Testing for Lawn and Gardens

From April – November, Have Your Soil Tested At No Charge. Healthy soil is the foundation of successful gardening. The …

Soil Sample Peak Season

Soil Peak Season will run from FRIDAY, November 30, 2018 through March 31, 2019. On Friday, November 30, we will …

WNC AgOptions Grant Writing Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a grant-writing workshop for farmers interested in applying for a WNC AgOptions …

Hyatt Farms

Meet one of Clay County’s livestock …

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, …

3 days agoSoilFacts
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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

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

1 week ago
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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 …

2 weeks ago

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 …

2 weeks agoUrban Waterways
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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