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Mud Management for Horses

With this wet year we have had, and are still having, there are some things you can do to …

Cut dahlias

Extending Cut Dahlia Vase Life

Cut dahlias are perennially popular with growers and consumers because of their stunning beauty, and amazingly diverse colors, shapes, …

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Heavy Metal Soil Testing for Hemp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 CONTACT: Dr. David Hardy, Ph.D., N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Agronomic Services Division 919-733-2655 NCDA&CS heavy metal …

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Chatham County Horse Health Clinic

Saturday, April 6, 2019 8 a.m.–noon Location: Chatham County Ag Center; 1192 US 64 W Business, Pittsboro, NC N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County …

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Horse Hoof Health Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center is having a Horse Hoof Health Workshop on February 1, 2019, from 6 to …

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