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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 Lawn & Garden

Bed Preparation and Fertilization Recommendations for Bedding Plants in the Landscape

For healthy, aesthetic plants, the soil must serve as a reservoir for water, oxygen, and …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Average Growing Season for Selected North Carolina Locations

Growing season is defined as the number of days without an air temperature of 32°F …

Average First Fall Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations

Frost forms on solid objects when the water vapor in the atmosphere changes from its …

Average Last Spring Frost Dates for Selected North Carolina Locations

Frost forms on solid objects when the water vapor in the atmosphere changes from its …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs

Seed dormancy is nature's way of setting a time clock that allows seeds to initiate …