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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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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Integrated Pest Management For Gardens

According to D. Wayne Rowland, Agricultural and Natural Resources Technician with NC Cooperative Extension, Vance County Center, the Integrated Pest Management For Gardens Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 29 2014 at MORE »

Seven Vance County Youth Go to 4-H Camp

This week seven Vance County youth are enjoying camping at Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Center with activities ranging from scaling the climbing wall, listening to presentations from international counselors from Australia, South Africa, MORE »

2014 Vance County 4-H Summer Fun Schedule!!!

The 2014 Vance County 4-H Summer Fun schedule is posted below.  Please stay tuned to the website as updates to the schedule will occur within the next week.  Not all costs and age brackets MORE »

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Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market!Wed Aug 6, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC
— 4 days away
Pressure Canner TestingWed Aug 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardener Seminar at the Farmers MarketWed Aug 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson
— 2 weeks away
"Beat the Heat" Pesticide UpdateThu Aug 14, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC
— 2 weeks away
Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market!Sat Aug 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC
— 3 weeks away
Master Gardener Seminar at the Farmers MarketSat Aug 30, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Dr., Henderson
— 4 weeks away
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