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Agriculture & Food

NC State Extension connects farmers, agribusinesses and communities with vital research-based information and technology. Research at NC State targets society's grand challenges. Extension delivers this research directly into the hands of North Carolinians, helping them to translate knowledge into everyday solutions.

Helping to Feed the Future

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations predicts that by 2050 the world’s population will be …

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How Sweet It Is

Have you ever wondered whether those are yams or sweet potatoes on your Thanksgiving plate and just what is …

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The Colors of Fall

BY: Colby Griffin NC Cooperative Extension Horticulture Extension Agent Reds and oranges and yellows, Oh my! Have you ever wondered what causes …

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Is It a Mole or a Vole?

BY: Charles Mitchell Cooperative Extension Director During the past month, the Cooperative Extension Office has received many questions about moles and …

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Stopping Fire Ants

By: Martha Mobley NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Recently while making a farm visit to a goat producer in the county, the …

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Fall Into Apples

BY: Dominque Simon NC Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Science Agent With the fall season upon us, also comes fall foods. One …

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2017 Area Forestry Conference

The 2017 Franklin County Area Forestry Conference will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Registration will begin at …

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Pressure Canning Workshop

The Pressure Canning Workshop will take place at Wake Electric Membership Office, in Youngsville, on Wednesday evening, Oct.11, 2017 …

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Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …

Scouting for Freeze Injury in Winter Wheat

This publication covers the signs and symptoms of freeze injury in winter wheat.

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NC Industrial Hemp Posters

Posters available to print regarding industrial hemp in North Carolina.

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Strawberries

How to manage pesticides to control insects, diseases, weeds and other crop pests of strawberries …

Apples

How to manage pesticides to control insects, diseases, weeds, and other crop pests for apples …

Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.