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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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Grazing Lands and the Environment

Did you know that proper grazing management can help battle climate change? While plants are performing photosynthesis, they are …

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Tree Care Tips for Earth Day

Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as one of the largest observances in the world, marked by more than …

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Tips for Reducing Food Waste

In celebration of Earth Day, here are some tips on how you can reduce your home food waste. It …

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Soil Testing Kits Available

Healthy soil is the foundation of successful gardening. The first step to cultivating healthy soil is having your soil …

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Benefits of Vegetable Gardening

Gardening has benefits that are greater than the amount of food produced. Many gardeners grow vegetables for the outstanding …

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Mud Management Is a Sticky Situation

For the past several years, winter precipitation and moisture have been unprecedented. Consequently, sacrifice areas are decimated by spring, …

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Lactation Nutrition for Beef Cattle

Lactation is often categorized as a stressful and nutritional demanding period for cattle. Cows must lactate, repair their reproductive …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Dust plume coming off large combine in field

Estimating Available Time to Plant and Harvest Peanuts

This publication looks at historical records to estimate the number of days available for planting …

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Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

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Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

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PPO-inhibiting herbicide injury

PPO-Inhibiting Herbicide Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discusses protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO)-inhibiting herbicide injury in soybean.

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ALS-Inhibiting Herbicide Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discusses ALS-inhibiting herbicide injury on soybean.

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Paraquat applied to soybeans

PSI & II-Inhibiting Herbicide Injury on Soybean

This factsheet discusses PS-II-inhibiting herbicide injury on soybean.

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