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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.

Livestock Newsletter

See below for our Livestock Newsletter for November and December 2019. Contact the office at 919-731-1525 if you have …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

Livestock Newsletter

See below for our latest livestock newsletter! Contact me with any questions or concerns. Wayne County Livestock Newsletter September …

Foxtail

Weed of the Week: Foxtail

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Ironweed

Weed of the Week: Ironweed

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JImsonweed

Weed of the Week: Jimsonweed

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Nutgrass

Weed of the Week: Nutgrass

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Johnsongrass

Weed of the Week: Johnsongrass

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Vaseygrass

Weed of the Week: Vaseygrass

See below for a VERY common weed, you’ve probably seen it in your pastures and your lawns. Disclaimer: The use of …

Dallisgrass

Weed of the Week: Dallisgrass

Weed of the week, see below for tips on controlling it! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or …

Goosegrass

Weed of the Week: Goosegrass

This is a common weed found in our pastures, lawns, everywhere! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or …

Pokeweed

Weed of the Week: Pokeweed

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Hay Day

Hay Day

See below for information regarding our Hay Day this year! Email stefani.sykes@waynegov.com with any questions. Wayne County Hay Day July 26, …

Livestock Newsletter

See below for our current July and August Livestock Newsletter! Contact stefani.sykes@waynegov.com with any livestock questions you may have. Livestock …

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