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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Cut dahlias

Extending Cut Dahlia Vase Life

Cut dahlias are perennially popular with growers and consumers because of their stunning beauty, and amazingly diverse colors, shapes, …

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Heavy Metal Soil Testing for Hemp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 CONTACT: Dr. David Hardy, Ph.D., N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Agronomic Services Division 919-733-2655 NCDA&CS heavy metal …

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Big Dreams Small Farms Series

For more information, please call Morgan Watts, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center Livestock Agent, at 704-216-8970. When: March 13, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Planting Decisions

This publication, chapter 5 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, discusses soybean planting decisions, …

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A Guide to Intensive Vegetable Systems

Intensive Vegetable Production refers to a system of marketing and producing vegetable crops in which …

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

4/4/19

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

4/3/19

Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

4/3/19
Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

4/1/19