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Where Farm and City Meet

By: Pat Walker, Franklin County Farmers Market Manager On our great big wonderful planet there are many wonders. The farm …

Farming While Disabled

We are all born with certain abilities and limitations. I am fairly physically active but being the slender gentleman …

Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures Farmer Grant Program NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides grants to NC independent family farms for …

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September Horticulture News

Save the Date! Southeast Strawberry Expo November 6-8, 2019 Location: Hilton Raleigh – North Hills Annual meeting with educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and …

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August Horticulture News

NE North Carolina / SE Virginia Pumpkin Production Field Meeting August 22, 2019 4:30–7 p.m. Sandy Point Farms – 31190 Statesville Rd., …

Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

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Industrial Hemp and the Farm Bill

NEWS RELEASE January 24, 2019 Charles Mitchell | 919-496-3344, charles_mitchell@ncsu.edu Director, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Franklin County Industrial Hemp and the Farm Bill Growers still …

How Extension Works

N.C. Cooperative Extension helps create prosperity for NC through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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Cutworms in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of cutworms in strawberries.

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

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Flower Thrips in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of thrips in strawberries.

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Sap Beetles in Strawberries

This factsheet describes sap beetles and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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Cyclamen Mites in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of cylamen mites in strawberries.

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Crickets in Strawberries

This factsheet provides information on crickets and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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