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Keep Your Holiday Foods Safe

Sometimes I wonder what happened to doing things right during the holidays. I know things get hectic, but many of …

Bring Hypertension to a Halt

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It is a condition that puts a higher amount of force …

Holiday Challenge 2019

Join us this year for the 2019 Eat Smart, Move More Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge! This year the …

How to Create a Healthy Game Plan

Making a plan before heading to the store can help you get organized, save money, and choose healthy options. Shop …

From the Vine – Fall Armyworms

In recent days there have been widespread and numerous reports of fall armyworm infestations and damage to pastures across …

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Non-Honey Bee Stinging Insects in North Carolina

This article describes and defines the different types of insects that sting and are also …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Bee Gap

Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

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Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

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Life cycle of a chigger

Mites That "Bug" People

This Entomology Insect Note discusses different mite pests whose biting and bloodsucking behavior may cause …