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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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Women in Agriculture - Fiber Tour

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension’s “Women in Agriculture” Fiber Tour will take place on Friday, August 18th, beginning with …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

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

produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

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

7 days agoLocal Foods
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

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 …

disease symptoms on a plant

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 …