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Cover photo for Bradford Pear: An Invasive Pest

Bradford Pear: An Invasive Pest

This spring, you might notice beautiful, white flowering trees seemingly everywhere along roadsides, ditches, and woodland throughout western North …

Bee swarm

It's Honeybee Swarm Season

There are many natural phenomena that signal the official return of spring. One of the most dramatic displays is …

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Garden Helpline Is Open

GARDEN HELPLINE IS OPEN NEED ANSWERS TO YOUR GARDENING QUESTIONS? CALL 828-255-5522 VISIT the Extension Office at 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville, …

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Buttercup Control in Pastures

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2024 Cicada Emergence FAQ

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

This is a training for beef cattle producers to receive BQA certification or re-certification. Cost for certification is $15 …

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