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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.

Frost Injury and Recommendations

With unusual May cold weather and potential frost event approaching, this video has research-based recommendations and information on assessing …

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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 others to provide them with a source of quality forage and hay …

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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 …

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Frost on NC soybeans

Soybean Cold Damage

Producers in NC may encounter cold damage in their soybeans at two points during the …

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Deer damage

Soybean Deer Damage

Deer damage is one of the largest challenges that NC soybean producers face. The NC …

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Adult Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles in North Carolina Grapes

The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a minor pest of grapes in North Carolina with …

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Green June Bug in North Carolina Grapes

The green June bug (Cotinus nitida) is an occasional pest of grapes in North Carolina. …

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Spider mite adults

Spider Mites in Soybean

This factsheet describes identifying and controlling spider mites in soybeans in North Carolina.

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Weed Management in Watermelon

This publication discusses weeds common to watermelon and how to control them. Weed management strategies …

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Induced Molting as a Management Tool

Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement …

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Induced Molting of Commercial Layers

This publication discusses how to molt commercial layer flocks.

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