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FREE! Horticulture Classes Offered

Free horticulture classes are being offered beginning on September 13 and going through November 19, 2019. These classes will …

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FCS Impacts & Programs

Want to know what is going on with the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) program over the next few …

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Register Now for Aug. 1 Firescaping Workshop

Preparing for Wildfires with Fire-Resistant Landscaping August 1, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m. North Carolina Zoo Educational Building 4401 Zoo Pkwy Asheboro, NC 27205 Cost: $10 Register online North …

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Pruning Seminar

A pruning seminar will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at 91 Daisy …

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Coping With Drought

While eastern counties are managing flood conditions, counties in the west are are already experiencing drought. Check out this …

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Horticulture Science Summer Institute

Please pass on to young people who might be interested as well as teachers and parents. Horticultural Science Summer Institute, July 6-11, 2014 High …

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In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

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Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

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Mites That "Bug" People

This Entomology Insect Note discusses different mite pests whose biting and bloodsucking behavior may cause …

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Woolly Alder Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the woolly alder aphid, a …

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Kudzu Bug - A Nuisance and Agricultural Pest

This Entomology Insect Note describes the identification, biology, behavior and control of the kudzu bug.

10/6/19Household Pests

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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Spiders in and Around Homes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying spiders and how to control them indoors.