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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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Commercial Pesticide Training

Commercial Pesticide Training August 20, 2019 10 a.m.–noon Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse 1088 West Dalton Road King, NC 27021 Attendees will receive 2 credit hours …

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Composting 101 Workshop

Two different workshops available: July 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SEEDS Garden King Senior Center 107 White Road King, NC 27021 July 31, …

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Food Scales Certification

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be at the King Farmer’s Market (105 Moore Road, …

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Hemp Production Workshop

Are you currently growing or interested in growing industrial hemp? Join us! Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1–4 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …