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Family Table Time

I think we’d all agree that communication is the most important trait in any relationship – especially in families. …

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4-H PEAK Registration Is Open!

The NC 4-H State Council proudly presents a series of FREE, fun, and interactive virtual programs for youth. To register …

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Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

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

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

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

3/10/21SoilFacts
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Septic System Owner's Guide

If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

3/10/21SoilFacts
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Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

2/25/21Household Pests
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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2/24/21Urban Waterways

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20