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24th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour

2019 Piedmont Farm Tour Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, 2019 2-6 p.m. both days* The nation’s largest sustainable farm tour is in your backyard …

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Spring 2019 Solutions Newsletter

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County is Springing Green! Read all about it here: Solutions Newsletter Spring …

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Alamance Gardener, March 2019

The Meteorological Madness of March – wait a minute! Read more in this month’s Alamance Gardener: Alamance Gardener MARCH …

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Alamance Gardener, February 2019

Everything’s just peachy until the frost hammer falls – watch your bloomers! See below for the February edition of …

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4-H Spring Plant Sale for 2019 Has Begun

This season’s fundraiser will feature not only blueberries but flowering plants for beds and containers, including begonias, geraniums, lantana, …

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Solutions - Winter 2019

Wondering what’s happening with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County? Wonder no more – here’s your Solutions, Winter edition! Winter …

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2019 Agricultural Reinvestment Fund Grant

Agricultural Reinvestment Fund Grants RAFI-USA’s Agricultural Reinvestment Fund Grant Program awards cost-share grants to help farmers and rural communities develop new …

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The Fall 2018 Edition of Solutions

Fall 2018https://alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fall-2018.pdf It’s a Fall Frenzy at Extension! Read all about it in this issue of …

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4-H Plant Sale - Fall 2018

The 4-H fall plant sale fundraiser has begun, and will continue until October 22nd. This year, we’re offering apples, …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

3 weeks ago

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

4/1/19

Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

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