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Cover photo for Fertilizer Variety Trial Field Day

Fertilizer Variety Trial Field Day

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 1262 Stanley Lucia Rd, Mt. Holly, NC Pesticide credits available for one L, …

Cover photo for Fire Ant Bait Spreader for Rent

Fire Ant Bait Spreader for Rent

Earlier this year, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Gaston County Center purchased a fire ant bait spreader that can be rented out. …

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Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures will award grants up to $8,000. Deadline for applications is 8 p.m. December 15th, 2022. NC AgVentures, is an …

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 12 noon) Where: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas Cost: $20 …

Tax Issues for Farmers Workshop

Date: November 2, 2021Time: 6:30 p.m.Location: Gaston Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas A meal (sponsored by Gaston Farm …

Cover photo for Gaston Grower Spotlight - May 2021

Gaston Grower Spotlight - May 2021

This month’s grower spotlight highlights a great report from a local strawberry producer. While mild winter weather has helped …

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Elm Zigzag Sawfly

The elm zigzag sawfly is an invasive species first reported in North America in 2020. …

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