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Horticulture Resource
Guide 2016

The 2016 Horticulture Resource Guide is now available! This guide provides an index of local horticultural retailers and is produced by the Harnett County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Horticulture Resource
Guide 2016

The 2016 Horticulture Resource Guide is now available! This guide provides an index of local horticultural retailers and is produced by the Harnett County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

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Master Gardener
Training Course

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course, Spring 2016 Interested in gardening? Interested in serving your community? Harnett County Cooperative Extension will offer the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course every Friday from February 26 to June 10, 2016, 9 am - noon. The course provides broad horticultural training and prepares participants to volunteer with NC State Extension to help provide unbiased, research-based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes to Harnett County residents. The course fee of $120 includes a copy of the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener training manual. An open house and course preview will be held on January 29 at 9 am. Find applications below, or contact the Harnett County Cooperative Extension office at 910-893-7530. Extension Master Gardener Application EMGV Training Class 2016 Flyer

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Check Your Pesticide
Credit Status & Upcoming Trainings Online

Do you need to check the status of your pesticide credits but don't know where to go?  It's available online. To find upcoming pesticide trainings in your area online.

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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 that parents 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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4-H Summer Fun 2016
Registration Closed

The 2016 4-H Summer Fun Program is no longer accepting registrations.  We have reached well over maximum capacity for all of our workshops this summer.  Those who have registered will be getting an email soon with an invoice for the classes you successfully registered or a confirmation that you are on the waiting list. Everyone seemed to enjoy the online registration process with almost 100 different registrations received in less than 2 weeks.   If you have questions about our 4-H Summer Fun Program, please call 910-814-6027 or email jhelton@harnett.org and he will assist you. Harnett 4-H Summer Fun-2016final

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Figure 4. These symptoms of pale green coloration of the upper leaves, and severe yellowing and beaching of the lower leaves may be observed by downloading the above .gif file. This image provides a 360-degree view of a symptomatic plant.
©2016 Forensic Floriculture

From the Field-Agronomy Notes popular

Tobacco Research Update: Nitrogen Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

Figure 2. View of a newly transplanted burley tobacco plant in the nutrient disorder irrigation system.  Note the yellow drip emitters used to deliver the nutrient solution.
©2016 Forensic Floriculture

From the Field-Agronomy Notes popular

Tobacco Research Update: Development of an Online Nutrient Disorder Diagnostic Key for Tobacco Over the next few weeks, we will be providing updates about our current research project of developing a web-based nutrient MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

Photo Credit: Mike Van Beck MU Landscape Services

How to Handle Storm-Damaged Trees

For information on how to evaluate storm-damaged trees, how to safely remove broken limbs, and how to avoid getting scammed by non-professional arborists, check out this excellent guide from University of Missouri Extension. For MORE »

Fruit and Nut Tree Pruning Demonstration

Join  Dr. Michael L. Parker (NC State University Department of Horticultural Science) for a demonstration on proper pruning techniques for fruit and nut trees. The demonstration will be held at the Central Crops Research MORE »

Master Gardener Training Course

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course, Spring 2016 Interested in gardening? Interested in serving your community? Harnett County Cooperative Extension will offer the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course every Friday from February MORE »

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Ready for less debt, fewer money worries, more cash and more living? If you are ready, PowerPay can help. PowerPay is a debt-reduction computer program that is easy to use, understand and follow. MORE »

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Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopSat Aug 27, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agapé Center for Environmental Education, 1369 Tyler Dewar Ln, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, United States
— 4 weeks away
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