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Cabbage Production Meeting Recording

Link to January 26, 2021, Cabbage Production Meeting Recording Cabbage Production, Dr. Chris Gunter, NC State University Cabbage Diseases, Dr. Anthony …

2021 Watermelon Production Series Recordings

Meeting one Welcome, James Brake, President, NC Watermelon Association Delaware Fusarium Wilt Trials; Recommendations and Variety Trial Results from Delaware, Dr. …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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What's Growing in Gates County

Updated: October 13th Peanut Pod Blasting September 16th Corn harvest video September 8th updates: Corn – coming soon, Soybean video, Peanut video, …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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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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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

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Graph of H-2A positions certified in NC 2016-2021

The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

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Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …

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Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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