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Specialty Crops

Varroa Mites in Honeybees

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

From the Vine – Fall

September 22 is the autumnal equinox, which marks the first day of fall. Days begin to get shorter, crispness …

Pesticides

Pesticide is a broad term when it comes to chemicals. Pesticides are broken down into many categories. For example, …

FieldWatch Program

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has recently partnered with FieldWatch. The purpose of this program is …

Understanding Financial Risk

Financial risk has three basic components: 1) the cost and availability of debt capital, 2) the ability to meet …

Know Your Production Costs

Management is a process in which information is the input and decisions are the output. Budgets provide information for farm …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This factsheet covers downy mildew disease in cucurbits, including identification, transmission and disease management and …

Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

2 weeks ago

Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

This comprehensive guide offers information on different grasses for North Carolina lawns, as well as …

1/26/18

Sweet Corn Production

Field corn was grown in North America before 200 BC. Field corn is produced primarily …

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

1/8/18

Herbicide Injury - Gramoxone (Paraquat)

Gramoxone herbicide injury is described.

Fire Blight

This apple pathology factsheet describes fire blight in apple, including identification and disease management.