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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Extension Center and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will host the Union County Heritage Festival and Wild Turkey 5K on Saturday, September 18 at the Union County Agriculture Center in conjunction with the 4-H Expo. The 2021 Heritage Festival theme is…

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Tree leaves can substantially reduce the amount and quality of sunlight reaching turfgrass. Food reserves of plants growing in very dense shade are typically drained, resulting in weak plants. Shade varies with the season, the characteristics of the trees, and where trees are located on the …

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The Carolina Green Industry Network (CGIN) is a professional networking group of those in the landscaping business that serves the Charlotte region, including Union County. Members include turfgrass professionals, landscape design professionals, irrigation professionals, professional arboris…

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After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pleasant Grove Campground will kick-off its annual camp meeting on Saturday, July 17. The week-long gathering, which traces its origins to 1829, is now held each year in July and attended by “tent” owners and their families.

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My first introduction to the red imported fire ant was in Alabama several years ago when attending the annual National Association of County Agriculture Agents conference. Yesterday I picked up a couple of stings while working in the Extension Master Gardener Teaching Garden, so I thought I …

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When I took my woody plants class as an undergraduate student, one of the native plants that I learned about was the Serviceberry (Amelanchier species). Now it is one of my favorite native plants.

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Summer annual forages, like sorghum, sudan-grass, and millets are becoming an increasingly common method of providing additional forage during the hot summer months when our cool season forages hit their summer slump. These summer annuals produce a large amount of biomass over a very short t…