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Testing Wells in Henderson County

Many Henderson County residents utilize well water for their drinking water. Well water is usually healthful and has a …

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Collecting Rainwater at Home

The rainy summers of the past few years helped gardeners in Henderson County forget that we need to irrigate …

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Invasive Plant ID and Removal Workshop

Event: Invasive Plant ID and Removal Workshop Date: June 11 Time: 9:30 a.m.–noon Location: Rugby Middle School; 3345 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC …

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Managing Landscapes for Wildlife

Yesterday morning while enjoying my morning coffee I looked out of my kitchen window and watched the birds and …

Gardening Series 2021

Home Gardening Series 2021

Are you a Mountain Transplant? Did you recently move to Hendersonville from some other part of the country? Do …

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Managing Algae in Ponds

Ponds are wonderful landscape features to have on your property. These bodies of water add beauty and value. However …

NC State Pond publication

Learn How to Manage Your Pond

North Carolina ponds offer excellent fishing for Tarheel anglers and represent a significant portion of the state’s water resources. …

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Farm City Day 2020 Virtual Ag Tour

Farm City Day, an annual agricultural awareness fair started in 1955, celebrates rural traditions, introduces the urban population to …

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Nature Adventures with NC 4-H Camps!

Nature Adventures with NC 4-H Camps is a free virtual learning program aligned with state teaching standards for all teachers …

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A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality

This publication discusses ways that gardeners can protect water quality and avoid runoff and soil …

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Reducing Drift and Odor With Wastewater Application

This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, …

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Water Quality Monitoring for the Assessment of Watershed Projects

Thirteen agricultural watershed projects were funded jointly by the USDA National Institute of Food and …

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1. Soils & Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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2. Composting

This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

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2022 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

9/8/22

The North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Program

This factsheet explains the requirements, standards, penalties and principles of the North Carolina Erosion and …

9/8/22SoilFacts
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Coastal Hazards and Tourism: Exploring Outer Banks Visitors’ Responses to Storm-Related Impacts

This publication discusses the impacts of coastal hazards on the tourism industry of North Carolina's …

9/8/22