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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.

Blueberry Waffles

Don't Forget Breakfast

Have you ever been riding down the road and your car ran out of gas? How far can a …

Apples

Fiber Facts

What is fiber and how does it work in our body? Fiber is a carbohydrate in food that is …

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Fire Blight on Apples

Fire blight is a devastating bacterial disease that can infect flowers, current year shoots, and the rootstock of apple …

Fresh Orange Juice

Reducing Food Waste

Food money is wasted if food rules are not followed. If food spoils before it is eaten, you have …

Cicada

The Song of the Cicada

Cicadas are unique insects that are known for their song. Male cicadas sing out to find their mate. They …

Local Surry County Farmers

Local Surry County Farmers Contact farms for product availability and market hours. Not all farmers listed attend local farmers markets. Bullington Farms Strawberries 336.325.2273 Pick …

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Extension News: May 2020

The latest edition of Extension News newsletter is available! In this edition you will find the following articles: Local Strawberries are Here! – …

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Pest Control From the Past

With the introduction of the Asian Longhorned Tick to our state, we need to take a look back to …

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Local Strawberries Are Here!

The strawberry season is arriving at least two weeks early. Our local strawberry farms are planning on opening next …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

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

1 week agoSoilFacts
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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.

1 week ago
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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 …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

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

6/23/20
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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 …

6/22/20
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Collard Greens

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

6/22/20Grow It, Eat It
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Kale

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

6/22/20Grow It, Eat It