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Small Farms Week

We are kick-starting our Small Farms Week Celebration with a canned food drive and submission of a farmer or …

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2021 Small Plant Sale

Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is …

Pesticide Classes Available in February

N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center will be offering two ONLINE Pesticide Classes. The Commercial Pesticide Class will be held on …

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Fire Ants Are Here

There have been multiple reports of fire ants in Alexander County in the southern and eastern portion of the counties. …

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September Garden Calendar

Check out the September Garden Calendar to find out what you should be planting, fertilizing, and so on to …

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So Easy to Preserve

If you are preparing to preserve the harvest from your summer garden then you will want to purchase one …

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Growing Your Pantry Series

Join us on Facebook in July for the Growing Your Pantry series with Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family and …

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July Garden Calendar

Check out the Alexander County July Garden Calendar below: If you have any horticulture questions please call Lenny Rogers at …

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Alexander County Offices to Reopen

Alexander County Government announces the reopening of two buildings to allow citizens to conduct county business in person. The …

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Alexander Farmers Market

Are you looking for a place to sell the vegetables and other items you harvest this summer from your …

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Visit NC Farm App

The Visit NC Farm App has launched in Alexander County. Participating assets are: Alexander County Farmer’s Market, Campbell’s Blueberry …

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April Garden Calendar

Visit the link below to see the garden calendar for the month of …

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Live Radio Programs

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in order we are currently not able to do face-to-face programming. We would like …

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Beginning Beekeepers Course

If you have ever been interested in taking up beekeeping, here’s your chance! On February 27, 2020, and March …

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A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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This table presents information on preemergence herbicides for herbaceous ornamentals.

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Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings

There are many species of bamboo sold in the nursery trade, some more invasive than …

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This chart presents the grams of herbicide needed for circular landscape beds of various diameters.

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This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Envoy Plus (clethodim).

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This factsheet describes the symptoms of a lipid biosynthesis (Acetyl CoA carboxylase or ACCase) inhibitor …