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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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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 …

Saura Creek Farm

Friday Spotlight Saura Creek Farm

Our names are Sumpter and Madison Smith and we are first-generation farmers and owners of Saura Creek Farm. Sumpter …

Starting Vegetable Seeds

Join our Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Bryan Hartman, to learn how to start your very own vegetable seeds …

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Podcast!

Why are NC State Extension and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talking about rapidly developing farmland? What …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

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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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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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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 …

4/14/21
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 …

4/14/21

Insect Control

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

4/12/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

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

4/5/21