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Winterizing Your Garden

The leaves are down and winter is coming, as we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, remember our Christmas …

Cover photo for Beavers

Beavers

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

Cover photo for Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

A County Fair style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors …

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Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …

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This propagation chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explains how and why to grow new …

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