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Gatesville Plow Day Announced

Gatesville Plow Day at Jubilant Fields March 16, 2019 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jubilant Fields, 701 Court St., Gatesville, NC 27938 For …

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Grain Bin Dangers

You can die in a grain bin in less than 60 seconds. Watch how quickly something can happen. See below …

The Disaster Handbook

The University of Florida produced this manual which describes responses to many of the issues farming communities may encounter …

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Dinner’s Ready!

The Make Ahead Freezer Meal Workshop Series with Helen Eure, Cooperative Extension Director If your family is always on the go between …

Planting Cotton Late

Please see the latest news from Dr. Keith Edmisten, Professor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist and Dr. …

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. …

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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. …

3 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 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 …

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