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Visit NC Farms

Visit NC Farms - Jones County

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center is helping farms and agritourism businesses connect to visitors and customers through the …

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Jones County Livestock Show (2022)

It’s time to register for the 2022 Jones County Livestock Show! Brought to you by the East Carolina Livestock Circuit Heifer …

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Hooked on Seafood

Our Hooked on Seafood program was a success! N.C. Cooperative Extension Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow Counties presented “Hooked on Seafood” …

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Southeast District 4-H Horse Clinic

WHEN: April 15th-16th, 2022 WHERE: 5K Arena, 2020 Marsh Rd, Bladenboro, NC 28320 COST $35 per clinic session *Scholarships Available – inquire today!* Stall …

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JCCE: MPU Rental Information

Our Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPU) is now available to rent at our office! 367-A NC Highway 58 S, Trenton, …

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Upcoming Trainings & Events (2022)

REGISTER NOW! Pesticide Trainings (September 2022) Join us on us Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 29th at our office (367-A …

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Wintering Livestock

Managing livestock is already challenging in good weather conditions, but when it comes to managing livestock in cold weather, …

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#JonesEmpowers

We’re kicking off 2022 by introducing our new hashtag #JonesEmpowers Whether you’re sharing or attending a Jones County Extension class, …

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Strawberries: Late Planting and the Use of Floating Row Covers

Planting date, pre-plant soil and bed preparation and plant quality are the three important pillars …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Marchitez de Fusarium en sandía

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.