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Cover photo for Testing Wells in Henderson County

Testing Wells in Henderson County

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

Cover photo for Rain Barrel Fundraiser

Rain Barrel Fundraiser

Are you interested in collecting rainwater to use on your home garden? Now is your opportunity to support Henderson …

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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 …

Trifolium ripens inflorescence. photo by Cathy Dewitt

Clover as a Lawn

Many homeowners are looking for alternatives to monoculture lawns. These areas though beautiful and great for recreation severe very …

Centipede found in the leaf litter of a garden. Centipedes also have critical roles in our gardens.

Ecological Fall Gardening

Fall is a great time to think about the ecology of your garden. In the past, design and eye …

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Pest Alert - Weeds in Ponds

Weeds and algae in ponds are occurring more frequently in western North Carolina. There are several reasons for this …

rain barrels

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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Pest Alert - 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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Map with locations of Hyde, Pasquotank, and Camden sites

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This publication discusses the effects of saltwater intrusion on soil fertility, how to identify issues …

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Biology and Control of Non-Biting Aquatic Midges

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying aquatic midges and how to control them.

Accounting Method for Tracking Relative Changes in Agricultural Phosphorus Loading to the Tar-Pamlico River

The Tar-Pamlico Agricultural Rule requires the development of a methodology that accounts for phosphorus losses …

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Delineating Agriculture in the Lake Jordan River Basin

Under the proposed Lake Jordan Rules, the Basin Oversight Committee (BOC) is tasked with submitting …

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Delineating Agriculture in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin

Under the Tar-Pam Rules, the Basin Oversight Committee (BOC) is tasked with submitting agricultural information …

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Soil Testing and Interpretation of Results for Christmas Tree Plantations

This factsheet provides general guidelines for obtaining soil samples in Christmas tree fields, a summary …

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Managing Agricultural Machinery to Limit Soil Compaction in North Carolina

This publication discusses several causes of soil compaction and provides mitigation recommendations.

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Soil Health: What Does it Mean in North Carolina?

This publication compares the Haney and Cornell soil health tests on three long-term trials. It …

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