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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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Support Native Pollinators

Identify Native Bees Attract them to you backyard Learn to build a bee house Elsa Youngsteadt’s Top 5 reasons to garden for native …

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All About Poinsettias

Everything you want to know about Poinsettias How to choose the right poinsettia for you? Decorating with poinsettias Growing poinsettias in the …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Blossom end rot

Blossom-End Rot

Summer is here and I am sure that all of your gardens are looking green, lush and beautiful. Many …

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Tricks for a Beautiful Lawn

Summer time is here and some of you are still wondering how to make your yards as beautiful as …

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Composting for a Greener Tomorrow

As the Earth’s population increases, there are many concerns that arise. We are constantly told about the looming dangers …

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Horticulture Science Summer Institute

Please pass on to young people who might be interested as well as teachers and parents. Horticultural Science Summer Institute, July 6-11, 2014 High …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

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Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

5 days agoSoilFacts

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It