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The Johnston County Center Local Foods contact is Brandon Parker.

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Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

Students in a soils class looking at a soil sample.

Extension Gardener Classes

The Johnston County Office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a series of classes on gardening …

North Carolina Pest News - May 23, 2014

In this issue: FIELD AND FORAGE CROPS Getting Ready to Drill Down on Thrips Kudzu Bug Expectations for 2014 Tobacco Insect Scouting Report FRUIT …

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Mummy Berry Emerging This Week

Mummy Berry Emerging This Week Mummy berry is now active in southeastern North Carolina – the photos below were taken …

Organic Certification Consulting Services

Organic Certification Consulting Services Are you intimidated by the regulations and paperwork necessary for USDA Organic Certification? As part of our …

learning about blueberry growth and production

Blueberry Production Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 2013 there was a blueberry production workshop held at the Johnston County Agriculture Building. Dr. Bill …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

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

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The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 …

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Figure 1. Blueberry plant set in peat sand mixture.

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick-Your-Own Operators

Blueberries are a native North American fruit, and North Carolina is one of the largest …

Suggestions For Establishing a Blueberry Planting in Western North Carolina

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The Value of Honey Bees as Pollinators in North Carolina

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