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On-Line Newsletter From Hort Science

The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Improving Lawn Care and Gardening

This question and answer worksheet will help homeowners focus on potential problems with drinking water …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts

Soil pH Management for Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Production

This publication offers a discussion on how to lime Fraser fir Christmas trees. Fraser fir …

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Managing Lawns and Gardens to Protect Water Quality

The purposes of this factsheet are to identify several major pollutants that often originate in …

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Long-Term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont

This publication discusses tillage treatments for large-seeded crops like corn and soybeans in the Piedmont …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts

Planting Guide for Forage Crops in North Carolina

This planting guide provides the best available information about planting rates, depths, and stand evaluation …

2 weeks ago
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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

9/24/20
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Large-Scale Organic Materials Composting

This publication provides an overview of how to design and manage a composting system to …

9/18/20