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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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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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Grape Pest Survey- 5th Week of July

Glassy winged sharpshooter captures are very low or zero in locations with previous captures. This suggests we are between …

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Alternative Product Demonstration and Research Guidelines for Extension Agents

This publication provides guidance to Extension agents on how to design and conduct trials and …

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Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

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

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Using Planted Habitat on Farms To Increase Insect Biological Control

This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Cover Crops for Organic Farms

Cover crops are pivotal parts of every organic farmer’s management scheme. They are crucial to …

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Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

Passage of the the National Organic Program’s final rule in 2001 marked the beginning of …

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Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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