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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.

Cover photo for 2019 Grape Insect Pest Survey

2019 Grape Insect Pest Survey

This spring, the Specialty Crop IPM Lab is scouting vineyards in throughout North Carolina in order to track the …

Female carpenter bee drilling hole in spindle

Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Termite wings on a window ledge

Termites "Spring" Into Action

Since I didn’t have any luck with predicting March Madness, I’ll switch to what for many homeowners might be …

Larvae of the larger elm leaf beetle. Photo: Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

Elms have lots of pests. This week I have had several reports of larger elm leaf beetles, Monocesta coryli, …

Imported willow leaf beetles and feeding damage on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

You can find a lot of damage on willows this time of year because imported willow leaf beetles have …

Sawfly larvae, probably Caliroa quercuscoccineae, on a red oak and the window pane damage they cause. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies Feeding on Oaks

Oaks have hundreds of herbivores so it is no wonder that towards the end of summer some of the …

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Qualifying and Quantifying Your Personal Agritourism Potential

There are a number of questions that must be asked and honestly answered when considering …

Marketing Your Agritourism Enterprise

Agritourism venues require a significant amount of planning, marketing, and promotion to create successful enterprises. …

Agritourism, Your Way

Agricultural tourism increases the potential for on farm sales with value-adding products and services, further …

Photo of black raspberries.

Blackberries for the Home Garden

This publication is a home gardener's guide to planting, maintaining and harvesting blackberries.

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Crop Protectants for Controlling Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Greenhouses

This publication discusses using chemical plant protectants for disease control on greenhouse vegetables.

Container Garden Planting Calendar for Edibles in the Piedmont

This publication offers a guide to growing edible plants year-round in containers. Includes planting and …

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Propagating Muscadine Grapes

A step-by-step guide to propagating true-to-type muscadine vines from cuttings or from layering.

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