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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.

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 …

Potential for Nitrate Issues

With the cooler nights and shorter days comes the chore of feeding hay. No doubt some of you have …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Completing Your Poultry Waste Plan

The poultry industry is growing again in North Carolina and poultry producers are needing waste plans completed. For producers …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

Harvest Time

In the state of North Carolina, agriculture is undoubtedly a big deal. The industry contributes over $70 billion and …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Buy All the Bull You Can

Most of us have calves hitting the ground or soon will. That means bulls will be going in with …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …

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Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

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PPO-inhibiting herbicide injury

PPO-Inhibiting Herbicide Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discusses protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO)-inhibiting herbicide injury in soybean.

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VLCFA Inhibiting Herbicide Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discuses very-long-chain fatty acid synthesis-inhibiting herbicide injury on soybean.

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Paraquat applied to soybeans

PSII-Inhibiting Herbicide Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discusses PS-II-inhibiting herbicide injury on soybean.

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HPPD-inhibiting herbicide pre-emergence

HPPD and Clomazone Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discusses HPPD and clomazine injury on soybean.

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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This publication discusses how residents of the North Carolina Triad area perceive the benefits of …

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