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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.

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2020 National Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week which is an annual celebration of farmers markets coordinated by the Farmers …

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Check Your Trees

WASHINGTON — August is the peak time of year to spot the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) as adults emerge …

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2020 Sunbelt Ag Expo Canceled

MOULTRIE, Georgia — North America’s Premier Farm Show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, has provided a venue for the agricultural …

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Online Recovery Business Summit

The Small Business Center at Montgomery Community College is offering a FREE Online Recovery Business Summit via Zoom. In order …

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Turkey Poult Distribution

Each year the N.C. State Fair conducts a Market Turkey Show for the youth in North Carolina. The show …

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July Livestock News

In this edition of Livestock News: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Animal Waste Management Are You a Cattle Farmer or A Grass …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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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Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management

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

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

1 week agoGrow It, Eat It