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Apple Grafting Workshop

The Macon County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 13. The class …

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The class will be Tuesday, February 27, …

Macon County Community Garden

The Macon County Community Garden Committee is now taking applications for garden space in the 2017 Community Garden. The …

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Macon County Master Gardener Association will be hosting their 15th Annual Plant Sale. The sale is Saturday, May 6, …

Apple Grafting Workshop

The Macon County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 14. The class …

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February Is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! While some may have visions of chocolate hearts, boxes of candy, valentines and candy …

Fresh Wood Chips as Mulch

I often get the question, “Can I use fresh wood chips as a mulch?” There are three primary concerns …

Houseplant Health

Many home gardeners enjoy growing plants indoors as well as outdoors. Maintaining the health of plants inside thru the …

Grafting Workshop

The Macon County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 14. The class …

Shiitake Mushroom

N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The class will be Tuesday, February 28, from …

2017 Master Gardener Classes

The Macon County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is now accepting applications for participation in the Master …

Hay Hotline

This week, the NC Drought Monitor put most of Macon County into Extreme D3 drought designation, most of Jackson …

Dystocia: Calving Difficulty

Dr. Matthew Burns, Clemson University Extension Beef Specialist – Livestock and Forage Program Team Leader will be out guest …

Ag Options Grant Available

WNC AgOptions ‘intent to apply’ deadline Oct. 14; Application deadline Nov. 14. WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications …

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General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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