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Prune Your Fruit Trees in February

February is the time to prune fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach & nectarine. Don’t wait. According …

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WNC 4-H Pullet Program 2024

Henderson and Buncombe Counties have partnered together to offer another year of the WNC 4-H Pullet Project! The program …

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2023 Waynesville Bull Test Sale

Mark your calendars and come shop at the Bull Sale, Dec 2nd! WNC Regional Livestock Center – Canton, NC. North …

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7th Avenue Brooklyn Community Garden

Situation Located adjacent to Sullivan Park in the historic 7th Avenue District of Hendersonville, NC this community garden was started …

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8th Grade Tours for 2023

8th Grade Agricultural School Tours were delivered to over 100 youth in Henderson County Public Schools. This was the …

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2024 Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook

The Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Group (SEVEW) is proud to offer you the 25th edition …

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Weed Management in Okra

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Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

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