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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 …

stream restoration

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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Figure 1. Riverine swamp forest.

Natural and Constructed Wetlands in North Carolina: An Overview for Citizens

This factsheet is designed to give a brief overview of natural and constructed wetlands and …

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Pesticide Selection for Water Quality Protection

While research has shown that pollution of surface and groundwater supplies from turfgrass pesticide application …

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Figure 1. Asphalt is being applied to straw as a tackifier. Note

Replacing Asphalt: Recommendations for Straw Tackifiers

There are a number of viable alternatives to asphalt for tackifying straw to hold it …

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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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The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT)

Phosphorus management is an important aspect of the USDA-NCRS nutrient management standard. Anyone applying animal …

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Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …

Managing Lawns and Gardens to Protect Water Quality

The purposes of this factsheet are to identify several major pollutants that often originate in …

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Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

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