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Spring Into --- Asparagus!

Have you ever grown asparagus? It’s a pretty intense process. An asparagus crown is planted about 12” deep in …

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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of …

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Creamy or Crunchy?

Do you prefer your peanut butter creamy or crunchy is the question. YES to both is the answer! There’s nothing …

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Celebrate a Nutty Holiday!

When it’s cold outside and the days are dark and dreary, there’s nothing like a surprise holiday to brighten …

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Protein and the Med Way

What comes to mind when you think of protein? A big, juicy steak? Maybe a delicious pork roast? Did …

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Let's Start With an Appetizer

Who doesn’t love appetizers? They can be served before a meal, or even as a light meal. They can …

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Pumpkin Season Is Here

When we think of Fall, pumpkins often come to mind. Whether for carving, decorating, or eating, pumpkins are the …

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Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

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

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Figure 1. A conventional septic system.

Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

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Septic System Owner's Guide

If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

3/10/21SoilFacts
Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2/24/21Urban Waterways

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

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