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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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Where Farm and City Meet

By: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager On our great big wonderful planet there are many wonders. The farm …

Farming While Disabled

We are all born with certain abilities and limitations. I am fairly physically active but being the slender gentleman …

Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures Farmer Grant Program NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides grants to NC independent family farms for …

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2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Award

GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by …

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October 2019 Horticulture News

Fall is for Planting A gardener’s biggest challenge when planting trees and shrubs in this part of North Carolina is …

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Women in Ag - November 2019 News

November Meetings Monday, Nov. 18 – A “Brainstorming” meeting will be at Johnny Bull’s restaurant in Louisburg from 12 noon …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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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AHB

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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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …