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Understanding Grain Bin Hazards

Grain bins pose serious risks to farmworkers and their families. Watch this video, created by N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent …

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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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Winter Management of Beef Cattle

By: Jonathan Black, Randolph County Livestock/Field Crops Extension Agent Greetings! I am the new livestock and field crops extension agent …

Rainy Day Equine Issues

We certainly have had a lot of much needed rain lately. According to reports from the National Weather Service, …

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Growing Pears in North Carolina

This publication covers various aspects of growing pears in North Carolina, including soil, varieties, disease …

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Figure 1. General relationship between soil pH and acidity.

Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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2019 Peanut Information

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable …

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Figure 1. Soybean growth in a salt water-impacted field in Hyde

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Organic Peanut Production

This publication, chapter 12 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, discusses organic production of peanuts …

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Risk of Pests in Peanut, Integrated Pest Management, and Pesticide Stewardship

This publication, chapter 11 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, describes integrated pest management and …

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Extension Personnel Working with Peanuts

This publication, part of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, provides information on North Carolina extension …

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Peanut Growth and Development and Peanut Industry Terminology

This publication, chapter 10 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, offers information on peanut growth …

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