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2014 Pesticide Collection Day

NEWS RELEASE: Release immediately FROM: Paul W. Westfall, County Extension Director DATE: September 9, 2014 RE: Pesticide Disposal Day There will be …

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Pruning Too Early

Hold the Pruning Tools! For those with the urge to prune fruit trees and grapes now, hold on and put the …

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Sweet Potato History-Did You Know?

* Central Americans were raising sweet potatoes when Christopher Columbus first landed on their shores in 1492. He liked …

Planting Irish Potatoes

Early planting of potatoes is important since they must grow and set tubers before intense summer heat arrives. Planting …

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Growing Persimmons

Growing persimmons is a topic that many people inquire about. Persimmons can be divided into two distinct groups: the …

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