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Lawn & Garden Soil Sample Box Used to Take a Soil Sample

Taking a Soil Sample

It’s October, which means the weather should be cooling down and time to plant trees and shrubs is right …

Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

Painted Rain Barrel with Fish

Rain Barrels!

Rain barrels are currently available at the Onslow office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. These roughly 50-gallon food-grade rain barrels come …

White flowers, s stem with magenta streaks and several compound leaves of the water hemlock plant

NOT Giant Hogweed!

Recently there was a webinar on invasive plants in North Carolina. One of the plants highlighted was Giant Hogweed. …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

A diagram of how raw materials become compost

Large-Scale Organic Materials Composting

This publication provides an overview of how to design and manage a composting system to …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

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Granular or powdered PAM formulation

Using Polyacrylamide (PAM) to Reduce Erosion on Construction Sites

This factsheet covers the use of polyacrylamides as a means of erosion control on construction …

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Figure 1. Flow pattern of water in an open sediment trap

Using Baffles to Improve Sediment Basins

Runoff on construction sites often contains large amount of soil and trapping it before it …

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Fiber Check Dams and Polyacrylamide for Water Quality Improvement

This publication discusses the construction of fiber check dams on construction sites to control sediment …

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Aerial photo of a pond showing effects of turbidity.

Chemical Treatment to Control Turbidity on Construction Sites

Construction sites of more than one acre are required to install systems to retain sediment …

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