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2020 Basic Beekeeper Class

If you have the desire to become a beekeeper or just want to be better educated about honeybees, please …

NC Landscape Contractors' Workshop

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center will be hosting the annual Landscape Contractors’ Workshop on Thursday, February 13, 2020, …

2020 Avery County Plant Sale

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center staff is ready to begin taking orders for the 2020 N.C. Cooperative Extension …

2020 WNC AgOptions Informational Session

2020 WNC AgOptions Informational Session Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6–7:30 p.m. You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the WNC …

Alternative Crops Field Day

Please join the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Avery County for an Alternative Crops Field Day on Tuesday, September 10, …

Cover photo for Avery County Plant Sale

Avery County Plant Sale

The Avery County Cooperative Extension Center staff is in the process of completing the 2019 plant sale catalog. We are …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …