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Get Cracking in May

National Egg Month has been celebrated since the 1960’s, but dedicated to the month of May since the early …

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Backyard Poultry Webinar

Interested in learning the basics of backyard poultry production? Or want to increase your poultry knowledge? If so this …

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Southeast U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook

The 2024 Southeast U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook is now available. The handbook represents a joint effort among Extension specialists …

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Soil Sampling and Analysis

Healthy soil is literally the foundation of successful gardening. The first step in cultivating a healthy soil is having …

Tomato Zucchini Bake

National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month. So gather up your tools and seeds and get dirty! Planting now and tending …

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Small Farms Week 2024

New niche crops, ethnic foods and multicultural food traditions are all on the menu for the 38th annual Small Farms …

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Let's Talk About Grass

As winter winds down it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer forages for your livestock. You may …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Pole Bean Production

In North Carolina, pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a …

2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

3 days ago

2024 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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Figure 1. Soybean growth in a salt water-impacted field in Hyde

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Photos show the spread of sesame plants throughout the season.

Evaluation of Variety, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates on Sesame Yields in North Carolina

With growing demand for sesame and production limitations in traditional sesame-producing states, there is a …

1 week ago

Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

This publication discusses nutrient removal by crops, which is useful in comparing the nutrient demands …

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Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …