Heaviest is best as pumpkin sets record at California contest

Heaviest is best as pumpkin sets record at California contest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The winner of the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off had the heaviest pumpkin recorded in the history of the...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Bladen third-graders enjoy annual Ag’em Up Days

Bladen third-graders enjoy annual Ag’em Up Days

ELIZABETHTOWN — Ag’em Up Days, a two-day Agricultural Field Day Adventure for Bladen County third-graders, was held on Oct. 4-5 at the Bla...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Don’t guess … soil test

Plants can produce their own food, but require a fertile soil or growth media to supply needed nutrients. Healthy, well-fed plants are better able to ...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Earthworms are at work in your garden

The lowly earthworm is lowly only because of the place where it lives. It serves a high level function as a tiller of the soil. Agriculture in general...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Plants serve many purposes

Plants do a lot for people … they clean the atmosphere, modify the climate, abate noise, inhibit glare, and control erosion, In addition, many a...

September 6th, 2017 |  


The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Planting and enjoying crepe myrtles

These are the dog days of summer, and most flowering trees and shrubs have finished their peak of bloom long ago. Not so with the crepe myrtle. Just w...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Renovating flower beds for fall

Don’t be discouraged as August’s heat takes its toll on your flower beds. Instead, renovate them for the coming days of fall when the weat...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Youth Livestock Team wins at State 4-H Contest

Bladen County Youth Livestock Team wins at State 4-H Contest

RALEIGH — The Bladen County 4-H Youth Livestock team competed at several state contests in Raleigh on July 21-22, bringing home numerous awards ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


There are ways to reduce 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 of the fruit. This disorder results ...

July 4th, 2017 |