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Small Farms Newsbreak Newsletter

N.C. A&T State University’s annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will begin March 21, 2021, and will feature educational programs, …

From the Vine - Rain 2021

If Eddie Rabbit (country singer) was still alive, he would definitely be enjoying our recent weather patterns, because he …

Safe Turkey for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us and the holiday season beginning, particularly in this year of turmoil from COVID-19, added confidence …

Winter Weed Removal

The holiday season often signifies the end of our growing season for many field grown crops. Most summer crops …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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What CAN Be Composted?

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

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Forage Conservation Techniques: Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

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Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

It is economically and technically infeasible for producers to exclude all pathogens from their herds. …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

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Clubroot of Brassicas

The pathogen, host plants, symptoms and management of clubroot, a disease of crucifer crops, are …

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Downy Mildew on Brassica Crops

This factsheet covers the pathogen, host plants, symptoms, and management of downy mildew, a foliar …

Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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