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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 …

Cover photo for Freezing Class

Freezing Class

Check out this freezing class Louise will be offering next month! Details below. Come meet new friends, and build your …

Cover photo for Dehydrating Class

Dehydrating Class

Check out this Dehydrating Class Louise is offering next month! Details below. Food Preservation: Drying Foods Come meet new friends and …

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Gray Leaf Spot of Tomato

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Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

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This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

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Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick-Your-Own Operators

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