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Agriculture & Food

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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Carpenter Bees Spring Into Action

Warm weather brings people outdoors for their spring lawn and garden activities. It also signals the start of carpenter …

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Termites Making an Appearance

Rain across many areas of North Carolina over the next few days followed by warmer temperatures will likely bring …

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Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

Insect Control on Forage Crops

R. Brandenburg, D.D. Reisig, and T.L. Billeisen, Entomology and Plant Pathology Insects pests of pastures and forage crops are often …

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Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

As heat stress is one of the most significant management challenges facing the N.C. turkey …

5 days ago
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Asparagus

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

1 week agoGrow It, Eat It

Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

2 weeks ago

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

2 weeks ago

Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

3 weeks agoCEFS
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Kale

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

3/13/20Grow It, Eat It
Map of North Carolina showing counties with confirmed BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

3/13/20
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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

3/3/20