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Cover photo for Gaston Grower Spotlight - September 2020

Gaston Grower Spotlight - September 2020

September’s Gaston Grower Spotlight highlights the practice of double cropping small grains and soybeans. Double cropping wheat and soybeans …

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Preparing for Fall-Tall Fescue Management

Tall Fescue As the days keep creeping toward September landscapers and homeowners should be preparing themselves for cool-season grass management. …

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Vegetable Gardening 101

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Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

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