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Soil Sample Fees

You can pick up our Soil Sample kits at our office: N.C. Cooperative Extension – Onslow County center 4024 Richlands Hwy. Jacksonville, …

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Giant Salvinia Alert!

Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta) has been found in Columbus County. This is a federally listed, noxious, invasive aquatic weed. …

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Rainwater Harvesting at Home

Pre-made, unpainted, rain barrels will be available at N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Onslow County office, located at 4024 Richlands Hwy, …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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Rain Barrels!

Rain barrels will be available at the Onslow office of N.C. Cooperative Extension on November 20. These roughly 50-gallon …

News From the NC PFAS Testing Network

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a specific group or category of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, …

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Happy World Water Monitoring Day!

World Water Monitoring Day Held annually between September 18 and October 18, the program engages communities in monitoring the condition …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

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Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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2015 Turfgrass Pest Management Manual

This guide is designed to help turf managers identify the major turfgrass pests found in …

11/11/20
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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

11/9/20
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2. Composting

This Composting Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook will explain the benefits of and strategies …

11/9/20
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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

10/14/20SoilFacts

Improving Lawn Care and Gardening

This question and answer worksheet will help homeowners focus on potential problems with drinking water …

10/14/20SoilFacts

Soil pH Management for Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Production

This publication offers a discussion on how to lime Fraser fir Christmas trees. Fraser fir …

10/14/20SoilFacts