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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.

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 …

Pigweed

Weed of the Week: Pigweed

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Sandspur

Weed of the Week: Sandspur

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Sicklepod

Weed of the Week: Sicklepod

This week’s weed is toxic! Scout now for plants, mature ones are seen in late summer and early fall. …

Broomsedge

Weed of the Week: Broomsedge

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Showy Crotalaria

Weed of the Week: Showy Crotalaria

Be on the lookout for this week’s weed…it can be TOXIC to all livestock species. Disclaimer: The use of brand names …

Smartweed

Weed of the Week: Smartweed

See below for this week’s weed! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products …

Florida Pusley weed

Weed of the Week: Florida Pusley

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May and June 2019 Livestock Newsletter

Our newsletter is updated! Please check it out for important information regarding animal waste management, parasites in horses, and …

Marestail weed

Weed of the Week: Marestail

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Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

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Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

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Figure 1. Typical tomato washing and sizing line.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Field- and Greenhouse-Grown Tomatoes

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Bulk pallet bin of cabbage in the packing house.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Cabbage and Leafy Greens

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Peppers

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …