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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center is helping farms and agritourism businesses connect to visitors and customers through the …

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Soil Compaction

Soil compaction occurs anytime equipment passes through a field. Ideally, the distribution of solids and pore space will be …

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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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Forage Conservation Techniques: Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

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Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

It is economically and technically infeasible for producers to exclude all pathogens from their herds. …

7 days ago
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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

1 week ago
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Clubroot of Brassicas

The pathogen, host plants, symptoms and management of clubroot, a disease of crucifer crops, are …

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Downy Mildew on Brassica Crops

This factsheet covers the pathogen, host plants, symptoms, and management of downy mildew, a foliar …

Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

2 weeks ago
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Anthracnose of Pepper

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of anthracnose of pepper.