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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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Hummingbirds and Butterflies

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Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

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

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White-Tailed Deer

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the white-tailed …

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