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Food Safety Certification Course

NC Safe Plates Training Program NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by NC State University. Certification …

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Upcoming Event - Pond Management Field Day

Hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin and Wake County Centers, Franklin and Wake Soil and Water Conservation Districts Friday, October 26, 2018, …

2018 Fall Gardening Classes Flyer

2018 Fall Gardening Classes

Fall Gardening Classes will be offered at NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center,103 S. Bickett Blvd., in Louisburg, from 3:30 …

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2018 Conservation Stewardship Award

2018 Franklin County Conservation Stewardship Award This year’s award will be presented at the Annual Farm City Luncheon on Friday, …

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Plastic Mulch Layer Demonstration

A Plastic Mulch Layer is now available for rent to residents of Franklin, Warren, Granville, and Vance counties through …

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup

WASHINGTON — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for …

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Plastic Mulch Layer

Plastic Mulch Layer The plastic mulch layer has arrived and is available to rent by producers in Franklin, Warren, Granville, …

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NC Hemp Field Day

On Monday, August 6, 2018, NC State University will present an intensive Industrial Hemp Training event including in-depth information …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

3 days ago

Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

3 days ago
The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

1 week ago
Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Average AF contamination for Stratego YLD and an untre

Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

2 weeks ago

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …