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Agriculture & Food

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.

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COVID-19 and Farmer Stress

There has been talk through the media about dumping milk, meat shortages and produce waste because of the impact …

Show and Sale 2020--Canceled

This is not a decision made lightly but the Wayne County 2020 Show and Sale has been canceled. Our …

Livestock Newsletter--March

See below for our most current livestock newsletter, for March & April. Contact me with any questions! Livestock March 2020 …

Spring Oats

Forage Friday: Spring Oats

See below for our current forage highlight, spring oats! As always, contact me with any forage …

White Clover

Forage Fridays: White Clover

Our next installment of forage Fridays covers white clover. This is a popular forage to mix with perennial grasses, …

Bahiagrass

Forage Fridays

We’re starting a new series of forage information, called Forage Fridays. Of course, I was late with the first …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

1 week ago
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Long-Term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont

This publication discusses tillage treatments for large-seeded crops like corn and soybeans in the Piedmont …

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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

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Blue Mold of Tobacco

This factsheet discusses the symptoms and treatment for blue mold of tobacco.

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Gray Leaf Spot in Corn

This corn disease information note offers information on the symptoms and management of gray leaf …

strawberry planting

14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

9/29/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20