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Carolina Lawn Care

Participants will learn about how to create a personalized fertilization and irrigation plan for managed turf, as well as Best …

Setting Goals for the New Year

The New Year is here! Have you decided on a resolution? Often, these yearly goals focus on improving overall …

presentation video due may 11

Public Speaking 2021

For many years 4-H has encouraged millions of youth around the world to become proficient at public speaking. This …

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Make Sure You Count

Welcome to 2020! While the new decade has been a tad chaotic with current events, one thing that happens …

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Resources to assist you during the Coronavirus COVID-19: Website: NC State University COVID-19 Resources Description: The following resources provide best practices for preparing …

POSTPONED - Building Smart Soils Workshop

POSTPONED – Building Smart Soils Tuesday, April 7, 2020⋅5:30–7:30 p.m. McSwain Extension Education Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford NC 27332 Healthy soil gives …

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I Wonder Why That Happened?

Imagine waking up each morning, drinking your coffee bubbles, and checking to see the messages “from the ground” instructing …

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McSwain Center Policies and Procedures

The McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center is available. Lee County Farm Bureau Auditorium Contact us for: Policies and Procedures / Facility …

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Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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Water Quality and Professional Turfgrass Managers

Although groundwater and surface waters are rarely polluted by turfgrass pesticides, turf managers should consider …

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Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4/14/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21
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Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

4/2/21

Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar

This calendar of suggested management practices is designed to assist you in the seasonal care …

4/2/21
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Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

3/31/21
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Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade

Turfgrass, trees, and shrubs are desired in most landscapes because they are attractive and useful. …

3/10/21