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Extension@YourService: Pulses

Lately, the word “pulse” has become a popular buzzword in nutrition. The word “pulse” refers to the edible, dried …


NC Peaches - The Taste of Summer

Incredible as it may seem, it’s already July, and we’re hitting the peak of summer. And summer means peaches. …

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Preserving the Harvest

This time of year, there is a wide variety of fresh, local produce being sold at farmer’s markets or …


Farm To Fork 4-H Summer Camp

Richmond County 4H Summer Fun camp started with a great first session last week! Nine campers attended the camp …

Spring Pruning Do's & Don'ts

Spring is a great time to be outside taking care of garden tasks. The air is brisk, bird song …

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Brazilian Study Tour

While everyone in Richmond County was fighting snow and ice and enjoying snow days off, I was embarking on …

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This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Are Neighbors Benefiting from Wine Tourism Development? Perceptions from the North Carolina Piedmont Triad

This publication discusses how residents of the North Carolina Triad area perceive the benefits of …

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Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …

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Understanding Climate, Planning, and Response Terms within the Forestry Context

New and existing professionals working in the realm of climate education, research, and outreach need …