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Backyard Flock Series - Flock Management Flyer

Backyard Flock Series

NC State Extension area specialized Poultry agents are hosting the “Backyard Flock Series.” Topic: Backyard Flock Management Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from …

Notice to Pesticide Applicators

Notice to pesticide applicators: The EPA has given temporary exemption to its annual fit testing requirements due to the current …

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Farm-City Week

This year has held many disappointments for everyone in numerous shapes and sizes. One of the biggest disappointments for …

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Grant Opportunity Offered

NC AgVentures is a NC State Extension program that provides grants to NC farmers and community groups for new …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Asian Long-Horned Beetle Alert

The Asian long-horned beetle (ALB) was discovered first in New York in 1996. Since this time, this destructive wood-boring …

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 …

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Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

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Figure 1: Muscadine grapes are a nutritious and tasty snack

Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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This publication focuses on the management techniques and economic analysis of orchards with more than …

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For organic soybean producers increased seeding rates improve early soybean canopy density, which shades out …

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Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …