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Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin Bug!

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, is North Carolina’s largest assassin bug. It gets its name from the prominent spiny …

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Quick Compost Survey for Farmers

I have been invited to give a presentation at the US Composting Council’s upcoming Compost Operation Training Course. My …

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NCSU Biofuel Survey for Farmers

From Dr. Rod Rejesus, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at North Carolina State University: Farmers: we are reaching out to you …

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Comment Now on FDA’s New Food Safety Rules

From the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA): In September 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released several reproposed sections of food …

We had about 50 folks turn out for the show and tell to learn about pawpaw production.

Photos From Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. These photos are from Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell held on September 8, …

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Pastured Egg Production Field Day

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension will conduct a Pastured Egg Production Field Day from 8:00 am-3:00 …

paw paw fruit

Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell

Chatham County Cooperative Extension has organized a Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell for Monday, September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms …

Schedule F Form

Register Now for Farm Tax Workshop

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Tax Issues for Diversified Farmers …

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Where Are All the Butterflies?

Today I saw my first eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly of the year in my pollinator garden in Pittsboro, and …

Brown-belted bumble bee on purple coneflower

Happy National Pollinator Week!

Plant Flowers for National Pollinator Week! Today marks the beginning of the 8th annual National Pollinator Week which is celebrated …

cranberry fruitworm in blueberry

Cranberry Fruitworm in Blueberry

Farmers and gardeners who grow blueberries may notice damage to the developing berries caused by the cranberry fruitworm. The …

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Winter Losses of Honey Bee Colonies

North Carolina State University Apiculture Specialist Dr. David Tarpy discusses the recently released results from last year’s winter loss …

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NCSU Offers Acidified Foods School

North Carolina State University will offer an Acidified Foods Course February 19-21 in Asheville, NC. This school is required …

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Grazing, Nutrition, and Soils Workshop

North Carolina Cooperative Extension presents: Grazing, Nutrition, and Soils Workshop: A Sustainable Approach to Animal Nutrition, Animal Health, and Pasture …

Pine forest

Register Now for Forestry Workshop

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a forestry workshop entitled Minimizing Taxation for Forest …

Showy goldenrod surrounded by other perennials is a fall highlight in the garden

Tour of Pollinator Garden October 9!

Wednesday October 9 at 5:30 pm Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will give a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise …

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Pastured Poultry Educational Programs

There are two upcoming educational opportunities conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension for pastured poultry producers. Please see below …

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Vegetable Disease Alerts

North Carolina farmers and gardeners growing vegetables should be aware that cucurbit downy mildew (pictured above) has been detected …

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Kudzu Bug Invasion!

Last fall I got alot of calls from folks wanting to know what insects were all over their figs, …