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The Burden of Broomstraw

As the weather turns cold, we begin to turn towards planning for fall and winter pasture management. It’s also …

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Don't Forget About Lime

Soil fertility is critical to any forage-based livestock operation. Without proper nutrient availability to forage plants, they cannot grow, …

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Recycling Leaves

Instead of bagging up leaves, recycle them! Composting fall leaves results in brown gold in spring. Dry, brittle leaves turn into dark, …

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The Gift of William

6/29/2021 – If we had an NC FarmLink flag, it would fly at half-mast this week to honor William …

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Calibrating a No-Till Drill

The time to plant summer annual forages has arrived! Before planting, watch this quick video to learn how to …

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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 …

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$5,000 Grants to 50 Farmers

In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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Figure 1. Diagram of exchangeable acidity.

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Nearly all North Carolina soils are naturally acidic and need lime, which neutralizes the acidity, …

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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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Water Quality and Professional Lawn Care

Lawns are ecosystems that impact surface and groundwater systems. The grasses found in lawns clean …

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Water Quality and Commercial Lawn Care

This publication describes the best management practices (BMP) to reduce sediment and keep nutrients and …