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Marestail weed

Weed of the Week: Marestail

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Perilla Mint

Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint

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Weed of the Week: Horsenettle

Our weed of the week is horsenettle! Disclaimer: The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial …

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Weed of the Week: Wild Garlic

This week’s weed is wild garlic, while it looks similar to wild onion–this one has a distinctive …

Wild Mustard weed

Weed of the Week: Wild Mustard

This week’s weed is wild mustard, an erect winter annual that can be toxic (if eaten in large quantities). Disclaimer: …

Show and Sale Paperwork

Please see below for important paperwork regarding the 2019 Show and Sale. Call (919) 731-1527 or email me at …


Weed of the Week: Buttercup

This week’s weed is buttercup, a common winter annual that you often don’t think about controlling until you see …

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Weed of the Week--Chickwee

To continue our Weed of the Week series, this week’s weed is Chickweed (another common winter weed around …

Weed of the Week

Weed of the Week--Henbit

See below for our new Weed of the Week series. Our first weed is a winter annual we are …

Show and Sale 2019

The Wayne County Jr Livestock Show and Sale is an event held every year for the youth of Wayne …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

2 weeks ago

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2 weeks ago

Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

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

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

3 weeks ago

Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …