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17th Annual Coastal Gardening Festival

“Let’s Grow Native!” Join us at the17th annual Coastal Gardening Festival highlighting native plants for all seasons. With over 75 …

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OBX Living Series|Strawberry Jam Class

When: May 2, 2019, at 10 a.m.-noon Cost: $10 Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo Yum, …

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Greenline

Bring your garden questions, samples or photos to the back porch of the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center from …

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OBX Living Series

The OBX Living Series, a program of Dare County NC Cooperative Extension, is designed for youth and adults who …

Pesticide Safety School in Manteo

Manteo, NC – The Spring 2019 Pesticide Safety School Schedule is now available for registrants who are seeking initial …

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2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Master Gardener℠ volunteer program ofDare County. No formal training is necessary to …

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New Ag Tech in Dare County

We are happy to announce Amy Jordan as our new Agricultural Technician Program Assistant. She is a recent transplant …

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Hurricane Preparedness

A good rule of thumb with any potential disaster is to hope for the best, but plan for the …

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Dare Master Gardener Receives Award!

Local resident and Master Gardener℠ volunteer, Chris Stadther, received a 2018 NCEMGVA Outstanding Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Award on June …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

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Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

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