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Consumer Soil Samples

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is collecting and testing consumer (lawn and garden) soil samples. All …

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Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

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Fiber Check Dams and Polyacrylamide for Water Quality Improvement

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Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Chart of movement of nitrogen through soil, plants, and air

Nitrogen Management and Water Quality

This factsheet describes the effect of fertilizer nitrogen on water quality and the environment. It …

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