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Completing Your Poultry Waste Plan

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

Pesticide Disposal Event Nets Pounds

The Sampson County Extension Center in cooperation with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance …

Fly Control for Beef Cattle

While visiting some farms this spring to help work cattle, I have noticed that flies are out in high …

Steps to Reduce Heat Stress on Hogs

Summer temperatures are quickly approaching which poses the potential for heat stress in livestock; especially hogs as they do …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

This apple pathology factsheet describes apple powdery mildew, including identification and disease management.

CAR on leaf

Cedar Apple Rust

This apple pathology factsheet describes cedar apple rust and provides a brief overview of other …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

2 weeks ago
Gala FS

Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This Apple Pathology Factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …

Map showing North Carolina counties with BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

3 weeks ago

Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

6/19/18

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

6/19/18