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Poinsettia Fundraiser

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County is excited to announce our Poinsettia Fundraiser. The Poinsettias are a beautiful holiday plant …

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Growing Microgreens

Join our Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Bryan Hartman, and learn about growing microgreens. If you have questions about growing …

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Dodging Dogfennel

Dogfennel, a warm season perennial with the distinct scent of fennel, can be found growing throughout Stokes County. While …

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Hydroponic Gardening

Join our Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Bryan Hartman, and learn about hydroponics. If you have questions about hydroponic gardening, …

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Stokes Pumpkin Trial

Growing, harvesting, and storing pumpkins – there’s a lot to know and learn! Follow the N.C. Cooperative Extension – Stokes County …

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Blackberry Research Trial

The blackberries have experienced tremendous growth because of our recent warm weather. You can already see the genetic differences …

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Mushroom Production

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Stokes County Center will be hosting a Mushroom Production workshop. Join us for a hands-on workshop to …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food


Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

This publication describes the signs, symptoms and disease cycle of Mummy berry, a fungal disease …

Road Map to the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

This publication provides a simplified tool that can quickly guide farm managers, handlers, workers, and …

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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

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Vinegar Making

This factsheet describes the process of making vinegar.

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …