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4-H Citizenship
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4-H Citizenship Focus Who: North Carolina 4-H youth, ages 14-19.  Granville can take 2 youth. When: Monday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Why: To inspire engaged citizenship and continued volunteerism among North Carolina 4-H youth. Cost: $200 for youth and $250 for adult. This includes 2 nights lodging and all meals during conference (Monday lunch - Wednesday lunch). Deadline to register is May 18, 2016 by 4:30 pm Click here for more information

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

4-H Citizenship
Focus

4-H Citizenship Focus Who: North Carolina 4-H youth, ages 14-19.  Granville can take 2 youth. When: Monday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Why: To inspire engaged citizenship and continued volunteerism among North Carolina 4-H youth. Cost: $200 for youth and $250 for adult. This includes 2 nights lodging and all meals during conference (Monday lunch - Wednesday lunch). Deadline to register is May 18, 2016 by 4:30 pm Click here for more information

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2016 Granville County
4-H Calendar

Here is the Granville County 4-H Calendar for 2016. Dates, times, and details are subject to change and events may be added throughout the year. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at (919) 603-1350. 20164-hcalendar

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Wildlife Damage

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Granville/Person Counties Wildlife Damage According to North Carolina Department of Agriculture wildlife damage in North Carolina crops came close to 30 million dollars in damage. 19 million dollar worth of soybeans,5.6 million in corn and 4.8 million in wheat, peanuts and cotton. The large majority of damage was from deer. I have a soybean drought research plot on Rt. 158 where the deer have eaten varieties right to the row and stopped. I do not know if deer prefer one soybean variety over the other or if they are creatures of habit and routine and return to the same place every time. I have two to three varieties in the plot the deer never touched figure that. The negative to this is that looking for specific data points in yield, height, other environmental factors the deer damage creates problems for accurate data. Research projects cost tens of thousands of dollars and take many years to get to certain levels only to be destroyed by deer. Deer have become pests to crop production and the overpopulation of deer create damage for land owners and producers. 30 million dollars out of the economy that could have went for something more positive in agriculture would have been a significant impact in our communities. 30 million dollars means jobs, dollars spent in a local economy in retail, equipment for the farm, up grades to the land that is producing crops such as fertilizer, seed, and other needed issues. Just in sales tax it would be around 2 million dollars. I know there are many millions spent on the hunting end from buying gear, hunting equipment and some landowners make money from allowing hunting on their farms and that is a great issue. Somewhere down the road there is going to have to be a look at control methods that will satisfy all sides of this issue.

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Malt Barley Tour

On Tuesday June 14th at the Oxford Research Station , Currin Farm 158 West of Oxford, NC ( Look for signs) from 4:00- 6:00 pm to tour Malt Barley Plots learn more from MORE »

Insect Moth Update

Black cutworm moth numbers have stayed about the same with no large increase in moth counts. I am finding a few army worm moths and have caught a few corn ear worm moths. MORE »

Wheat Disease 2016

With recent rains and humidity wheat could be put under disease pressure. Disease likes a ho humid environment. Head, Leaf, and Stem disease can come on with warm temperatures and high humidity. Glum MORE »

Update Black Cutworm Moth Trapping

This last week I have seen an increase in the number of Black Cutworm moth flights in our area. Tobacco and corn growers especially need to be on the lookout with young transplants MORE »

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Pesticide TrainingThu Sep 1, 2016
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 3 months away
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