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Paige Burns (left), pictured with Davon Goodwin and David Clark in a high tunnel at the Sandhills AgInnovation Center.

Hands-on Learning With Paige Burns

Paige Burns is the County Director and Horticulture Agent in Richmond County. She primarily covers consumer horticulture. The primary …

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Complete Southeastern US Pest Control Guide

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Principles of Integrated Pest Management

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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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Pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a limited scale, in …

Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

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Figure 1. A backyard greenhouse.

A Small Backyard Greenhouse for the Home Gardener

This publication presents plans and instructions for an easily constructed greenhouse that costs approximately $100 …

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The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Shellfish Mariculture Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's shellfish mariculture industry.

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A live, small tan/yellow phorid fly

Phorid Flies

Phorid flies are small flies that breed in moist, decaying organic matter and can be …

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