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Alfalfa-Bermudagrass Hayfield Conference

Alfalfa-Bermudagrass Hayfield Conference, August 23, 2018 WHERE: Harnett County Commons Area, 309 W. Harnett Cornelius Blvd. Lillington, NC 27546 WHEN: August …

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February Beef Cattle Management Calendar

February Beef Cattle Management Calendar Seeding: Legumes can drastically improve quality and quantity of forage. An electric seeder on a four …

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December Cattle Management

SPRING-CALVING HERD Begin Winter Feeding. Divide the herd into groups for winter feeding, which may include: Weaned calves First and second-calf heifers and …

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November Cattle Management

SPRING-CALVING HERD Plan your winter feeding program. Obtain cow and calf weights and see your county Extension agent for information on …

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Hay is For…

As the saying goes, “hay is for horses.” There is a wealth of truth in that statement. Just as …

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2, 4, 8, Lets Renovate!!!

Fall is an ideal time to renovate your pastures! Forage stands vary in longevity, periods of drought, overgrazing, and …

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Spring Grazing Starts Now

The spring grazing season is now in full swing, which means we may encounter many issues with grazing livestock. …

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Spring Cleaning for Horses Too!

Spring is here, although the temperatures and weather might lead us to think otherwise. While we are beginning spring-cleaning …

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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

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Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Commercial Emu Production

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Phosphorus Management for Land Application of Biosolids and Animal Waste

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Nitrate Management in Beef Cattle Production Systems

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …


Explaining the North Carolina Egg Law for Producers With Small Flocks

This publication is targeted toward small producers who may be contemplating entering into egg sales …


2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …