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Joanna Radford

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Surry County
Street Address: 915 E Atkins St
Suite 300
Dobson, NC 27017
Mailing Address: PO Box 324
Dobson, NC 27017

Recent Posts by Joanna Radford

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Asian Long-Horned Beetle Alert

The Asian long-horned beetle (ALB) was discovered first in New York in 1996. Since this time, this destructive wood-boring …

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Fall Gardening

Now is the time to start thinking about how to extend your vegetable harvest so fresh veggies can be …

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Tomato Blossom-End Rot

New and experienced gardeners find challenges with growing tomatoes, especially here in the South. The high humidity we experience …

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Squash Your Squash Problems

Home vegetable gardens are bringing in many vegetables. It is a fun time as we harvest fresh veggies from …

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Damage from Periodical Cicadas

They may be gone, but the cicadas are not forgotten. Various plants around the county are showing footprints as …

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Mushrooms Everywhere

Mushrooms come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. While some are tasty on Italian dishes, there are some …

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