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Making Healthier Holiday Choices

Mashed potatoes and gravy, Grandma’s famous chocolate pie, and other favorites can be a joyous part of any celebration. …

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Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes

Blossom-end rot of tomatoes is a physiological disorder caused by a lack of sufficient calcium in the blossom end …

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2018 NC 4-H Citizenship Focus

Martin County 4-H is at the starting line getting ready for our summer enrichment day camps. We are preparing …

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Stay Hydrated This Summer

Being well-hydrated is essential for good health. Consuming water is necessary to keep the body’s systems functioning properly. This …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.

Figure 1. Wastewater treatment and dispersal in the environment

Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

9/26/18SoilFacts
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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
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Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …