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Soundarya Kaligotla, NC State Summer Intern

Meet Beaufort County's Summer Intern

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Beaufort County Center is excited to introduce you to our Summer Intern. She will be working with …

Grow Series Flyer 2024

What You Need to Know So You Can Grow

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Beaufort County Center is offering a series of classes beginning Tuesday, February 6th titled, “What You …

Notice the blueberry suckers in the middle (red arrow). These can be severed from the mother plant during the dormant season using a sharp shovel. Immediately replant suckers in a container or prepared bed and prune the top 1/3 of the whip to allow roots to develop.

Propagating Blueberry Bushes

A great question came in this week about propagating blueberries! First, what is propagation? The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook …

I took the photo in our teaching garden here at the Beaufort County Center. This is an older vine (I presume the cultivar to be a superior) in which I have regrown and trained the cordons on to teach how this is done to gardeners in the area.

Muscadine or Scuppernong Grapes

There are few rural residential properties across the Southeast that do not have a grapevine growing somewhere. Be it …

Agriculture Winter Meeting Schedule

2023 Winter Meeting Schedule January 11th – Estate Planning Meeting (10:00-11:30 a.m.) @ the Ponzer Community Building (39111 US 264, …

Picking and Keeping Pumpkins

It seems like it is finally fall! These cool nights and moderate temperature days feel so good. This is …

Cover photo for Geophytes

Geophytes

What in the wide world of horticulture is a geophyte? Well, I didn’t know to be honest. As I was …

Non-astringent Persimmon

What Is This Orange Fruit?

I am teaching an Extension Master Gardener℠ training series right now at the Beaufort County Center. This is where …

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Managing Agricultural Machinery to Limit Soil Compaction in North Carolina

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Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home

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Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

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The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 …

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Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …