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"Endurance" hemp plant showing signs of Boron deficiency

2019 Small-Farm, Late-Season Hemp Production Notes

2019 Small-Farm, Late-Season Hemp Production Notes: Flowering, Harvest, & Post-Harvest Management Mountain, High Country, & Foothills regions, Western North Carolina Field Production From …

On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Workshop

For extension agents, agricultural educators, and small commercial growers: Register to attend this on-farm poultry slaughter workshop sponsored by N.C. …

jarred produce

August 2019 Food Preservation Classes

Food Preservation Classes The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center will be offering two food preservation classes in August. Choose …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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 …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

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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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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