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Ubiquitous millipedesUbiquitous millipedes
[Jun. 15, 2004] Perhaps a good starting point for a discussion of the problem of the ubiquitous millipedes is to quote a ChatLister: "Get used to it.....it's here to stay." First let me correct the misconception that when you're at your wits' end, you can still pull out the pesticides and solve the problem. Regardless of your opinion of pesticides, they are frequently a short term solution to a long term problem. By Al Cooke
Also: Al Cooke's web site
 
Is water testing a marketing ploy?Is water testing a marketing ploy?
[Feb. 12, 2004] For the second time in less than six months someone has left near my driveway a plastic bag containing a small bottle and what appears to be an information form for having a water test performed. Different companies, different addresses. But the forms are similar. And in my skeptical, cynical mind the forms look rather like a market survey. By Al Cooke
Also: Extension Agent Al Cooke
 
Register for February 4 tax workshopRegister for February 4 tax workshop
[Jan. 29, 2004] The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a tax workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, February 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Extension Agricultural Building in Pittsboro. By Debbie Roos
 
Siler City Stockyards Mirror Cattle Farmers' Recent Hard TimesSiler City Stockyards Mirror Cattle Farmers' Recent Hard Times
[Jan. 13, 2004] Siler City - Mad cow disease was detected on the West Coast before Christmas. But the effects still are being felt in North Carolina. The uncertainty in the industry is perhaps most evident at Carolina Stockyards in Siler City, where, twice a week, farmers bring in cows from across the region for market. By WRAL-TV - WEB RUN
 
Enhancing Sustainability Workshop: Crop Rotations for Enhancing Sustainability
[Jan. 2, 2004] "Crop Rotations for Enhancing Sustainability" will be presented by Peregrine Farm's Alex Hitt as part of the Enhancing Sustainability Workshop Series. By Debbie Roos
Also: Growing Small Farms
 
2002 Chatham Ag Department Program Success Highlights
[Jan. 2, 2003]

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