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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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Family Farm Grants

Are you interested in pursuing a grant opportunity on your farming operation? NC AgVentures is an Extension program that provides …

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Strip Grazing

If you saw the article I wrote last month on fall pasture management, you read about how stockpiling fescue …

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Fall Pasture Management

Fall is around the corner. That means that it’s getting time to start thinking about fall fertilizer applications, stockpiling …

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Dicamba Update

The beginning of June offered a new obstacle for many field crop growers in Randolph County and across the …

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Local Food List Now Available

This list of local food sources is being put together by Cooperative Extension offices across the state. The lists …

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Consumer Soil Samples

Beginning 4/27, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is again collecting and testing consumer (lawn and garden) soil …

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Hay Seller? Share Your Info...

Many livestock and equine owners rely on local farmers when purchasing quality forage and hay crops. To simplify and …

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Jonas Asbill Joins Poultry Extension

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center will be the home base for Jonas Asbill, joining Cooperative Extension as the …

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Selenium Deficiency in Livestock

Unfortunately, most of the soils across the state are deficient in selenium therefore, this mineral needs to be supplemented. The …

Internet Survey for NC Farmers

The North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Office, with the Friday Institute at NC State University, is conducting a five-minute survey …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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Grain Pea Production in North Carolina

This publication discusses the findings of applied research conducted to answer production questions about growing …

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Aerial Web Blight

This soybean disease factsheet covers aerial web blight, a generally minor disease of soybean in …

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Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus of Soybean

This soybean disease information factsheet describes the symptoms and disease cycle of the cowpea chlorotic …

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Tobacco Ringspot Virus of Soybean

Tobacco ringspot virus is a disease of soybean in North Carolina. This factsheet offers information …

Bacterial Blight of Soybean

This factsheet discusses bacterial blight of soybean in North Carolina.

Sting Nematode of Soybean

This soybean diseases factsheet discusses sting nematodes, a minor pest of soybean in North Carolina.

Stubby Root Nematode of Soybean

This factsheet summarizes the symptoms and management of stubby root nematodes in soybean in North …