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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 …

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2018 Corn Field Day

The 2018 Franklin County Cooperative Extension Corn Field Day will take place Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., …

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Native Bees in the Landscape

BY: Colby Griffin, Horticulture Extension Agent There are many important native pollinators within your home landscape. One you may not …

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Visit NC Farms App Interest Meetings Scheduled

NEWS RELEASE July 16, 2018 Paul Westfall | (919) 603-1350/paul_westfall@ncsu.edu Visit NC Farms App Interest Meetings Oxford, NC – Farmers and Agritourism business …

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Med Instead of Meds Class Series

Med Instead of Meds, a series of Informational/Cooking Classes, led by Dominque Simon, Family & Consumer Science Agent, will …

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2018 Strawberry Festival Recipes

Here’s a link to some delicious recipes from the 2018 Franklin County Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest competition, that took …

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Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center. Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

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This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Kiwifruit

The kiwifruit is a large, woody, deciduous vine native to the Yangtze Valley of China. …

Comparison of healthy plant with P deficient plant.

Phosphorus Deficiency of Carinata

In this Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard) update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency. These …

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Marchitez de Fusarium en sandía

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

disease symptoms on squash stem

Pudrición gomosa del tallo en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …