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Upcoming Tobacco & Peanut Referendums.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has assisted with conducting many referendums over the years. Referendums are also often …

Forages for Summer Grazing

Livestock producers and horse owners who use summer annuals for grazing and/or haying should be thinking about what to …

Hessian Fly

Will Hessian fly be an issue in wheat this year? They very well could be. This may or may …

Dealing With Bot Flies

This has been an interesting fall to say the least. With a very active hurricane season, horse flies hanging …

Varroa Mites in Honeybees

Many still question, what is happening to the honeybee population? One issue that affects honeybee colonies is the Varroa …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

13 hours agoSoilFacts
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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

13 hours ago

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

18 hours ago
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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

18 hours agoTeaching from the Garden
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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

4 days ago