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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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Spring Gardening to Market Opening

BY: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager Flipping the calendar over from February to March and springing the clocks …

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Plastic Mulch Layer Demo Postponed

While the plastic mulch layer demonstration scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020, has been postponed, the plastic mulch layer …

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March 2020 Horticulture News

March 2020 Horticulture News Franklin Friends of Horticulture The Extension Gardener Course is a series of eight gardening classes offered by …

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2020 Farmland Preservation Workshops

Farmland Preservation workshops being conducted throughout North Carolina. The North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund is hosting …

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2020 Paraquat Requirements

New Paraquat Requirements – Updated January 2020 • New labeling of paraquat products requires that any person, prior to using …

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Asparagus

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A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

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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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Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

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Kale

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

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

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Nitrogen Management and Water Quality

This factsheet describes the effect of fertilizer nitrogen on water quality and the environment. It …

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