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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a voluntary family education and support program that begins before birth and extends through kindergarten entry. The program is based on the beliefs thatparents are their children’s first and most influential teachers and that the early years lay the foundation for children’s success in school and in life. Harnett County Parents As Teachers Serving Families with Children Ages Birth to 5.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Soil Tests

Are you looking for your soil test report? Get your results without leaving your desk!  Reports are online. Please contact our office if you need assistance locating your report online

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Midseason Soybean Insects

Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season (see this article), we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around.  These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, MORE » – from   Soybeans

Where Are the Kudzu Bugs?

We have rapidly become accustomed to dealing with kudzu bugs in our soybeans throughout the season.  So the question is, where are they now? I have been slow to join the bandwagon, but MORE » – from   Soybeans

The Energy Star Connect blog

Savings through Insulating

This week’s The Energy Star Current, EPA’s energy blog, addresses saving on energy costs with proper insulation.  After sealing your home for air leaks, it is important to have the right amount of MORE » – from   Home Energy Conservation

Stink Bug Management in Cotton popular

Stink bugs are tearing through cotton that has bolls.  Both plant bugs and especially stink bugs and their damage vary widely across North Carolina, but are generally at much higher levels that we’ve MORE » – from   Cotton

4-H Summer Fun

Check out our Summer Fun Workshops! Harnett 4-H Summer Adventures 2014 MORE »

4-H Summer Camp

Camp is open to ALL boys and girls ages 8-14. Youth do not have to be a 4-H member to attend. Space is Limited! July 6-11, 2014 Betsy-Jeff Penn 804 Cedar Ln, Reidsville, MORE »

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Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopSat Sep 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
1369 Tyler Dewar Ln, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, USA
— 1 month away
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