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2019 Polk County Cooperative Extension Berry Sale

2019 Berry Sale Is Here!

The turnover of the new calendar year means something great for Polk County residents: it’s time for N.C. Cooperative …

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Time for Pasture Work

September is the time to make your pasture the best it can be. That can mean renovation for poor …

Got Trampweed?

Was your lawn covered with white fluff last spring? Well you are one of many Polk County homeowners with …

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Building Songbird Boxes

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Woodland Wildlife Nest Boxes

This publication provides information on constructing and placing artificial nesting boxes to attract birds and …

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Zoysiagrass Mites

Zoysiagrass mites (Aceria (Eriophyes) zoysiae) are tiny, elongated (worm-like), white arachnids that are occasional pests …

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Acetolactate Synthase (ALS) Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of an ALS inhibitor herbicide injury.

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Ground Pearls in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground pearls and addresses how to control them as …

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Songbirds

This publication describes the habitat, cover, food, water habits and home range of various songbird …

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Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings

Propagation by stem cuttings is the most commonly used method to propagate many woody ornamental …

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Plant Propagation by Layering

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