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Alligatorweed Control With Thrips

Article adapted from Dr. Diana Rashash, Area Specialized Agent, Water Quality at Alligatorweed Thrips for Alligatorweed Control. There is a new …

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The Great 4-H Scavenger Hunt

Staying home doesn’t mean there are no more adventures. Currituck and Pamlico County 4-H are …

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Soil Sampling for Gardeners

It is spring and many folks are beginning their annual gardening traditions. One important task that gardeners can perform …

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Backyard Composting

(Taken from the NC State Extension Publication “Backyard Composting of Yard, Garden, and Food Discards”) What is Composting? Composting is the controlled …

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