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2021 Swain Ag Fair

A Boot Stomping Good Time at Swain Ag Fair

Article Written by: Hannah Styles – hstyles@thesmokymountaintimes.com Smoky Mountain Times – August 26, 2021 After being canceled in 2020, this year’s Swain Agricultural …

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Code of the West in Winter

Winter is fast approaching and we all know that the possibility exists for winter cold and storms that can …

Extension's role in the 1918 pandemic

County Extension is Here to Help

According to the 1918 home demonstration annual report, the agents and volunteers addressed the pandemic in 55 counties. A …

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Celebrate Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is April 24, 2020. While in years past this was a time for volunteer opportunities and …

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The Leopold Education Project

Increasing urbanization, growing use of electronic devices and other indirect ways of experiencing our natural environment increasingly disconnects us …

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The Bees of North Carolina

Congratulations to Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new book, available as a hardcopy for purchase …

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Happy 100 Years!

Some things get better with age. We believe it’s true as we kick off the celebration for the North …

North Carolina Beaver

Beavers

As the season begins to change so will the livelihood of our wildlife neighbors. One of our county residents is …

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March is Living Well Month

As spring is arriving and March is “Living Well” month, keep in mind the good practices of “Raising Kids, …

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Dead Leaves on Native Rhododendrons

Recently, a few homeowners and landscapers in the higher elevations are seeing large patches of rhododendrons and mountain laurel …

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Birds in Winter

The snowfall the other week had me feeding the birds each morning, which was fun and enjoyable. Fortunately, I had …

Recent Publications related to Forest Resources

Establishing a Partnership for Sentinel Landscapes: The North Carolina Experience A Dissemination Guide for Other States

This publication is a guide for states where military installations, agriculture, other compatible economic development, …

9/1/21
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Accomplishing Forest Stewardship with Hand-Applied Herbicides

Hand-applied herbicide technologies are varied and effective tools which allow the landowner to selectively control …

8/25/21

2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

8/25/21
Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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Current Forest Carbon Markets at a Glance

Recently, several new initiatives in forest carbon markets have emerged simplifying the carbon project development …

7/23/21
Firewood with its bark removed, showing insect feeding galleries

Firewood as a Vector in Invasive Pest Dispersal

This factsheet covers information related to firewood as a threat in moving invasive pests to …

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

6/10/21