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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.

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Foraging for Backyard Edibles

Check out the NC State Extension Homegrown Video Series for information you can trust from In the Kitchen, In the Garden, …

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Homestead Dairy Cows: The Basics

The following article was written by Appalachian State University student, Lauren Church, who interned at the N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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How to Start a Pig Operation

The following article was written by Appalachian State University student Rebecca Brown, who interned at the Watauga office of …

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Christmas Tree Scouting: Twig Aphids

With support from a grant from the Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund, Cooperative Extension produced and released a series of …

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Meat Suite Training for Farmers

The Watauga office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be holding a class for farmers interested in learning more …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Green Cloverworm in Soybean

This Soybean Insect Factsheet describes the biology, identification, and control of green cloverworm in soybeans …

Peanut Disease Management

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2020 Peanut Information handbook, provides details on how to …

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