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Farm Stand with Tomatoes

Grants for WNC Family Farms

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

4 days ago
Graph shows variation in rainfall and temperature during the study.

Cool-Season Annual Forages for Pasture-Based Livestock Systems

Cool-season annual forages like wheat, oats, and ryegrass can be used to feed livestock in …

2 weeks ago

Phosphorus Management for Land Application of Biosolids and Animal Waste

This publication addresses nutrient management concerns as they relate to land application of animal wastes, …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts
Map showing counties with broiler production across North Carolina, predominantly in the southern piedmont.

Mitigating Zinc and Copper Toxicity in North Carolina Soils

This publication discusses how excess zinc and copper from animal manure can lead to soil …

3 weeks ago
Area with rooted plants to be clipped must be identifed

Quantifying Pasture Productivity

This publication discusses methods to measure the amount of grass available for grazing to help …

3 weeks ago
Asian longhorned tick female

Longhorned Tick

The longhorned tick (previously called the 'Asian longhorned tick') is an invasive tick spreading throughout …

3/11/24
Black cattle graze pasture between rows of trees in CEFS silvopasture. Temporary electric fence holds cattle in a specific part of pasture.

Silvopastures: Forage Productivity and Microclimate

This publication provides a general overview of silvopastures and discusses the results of forage productivity …

2/29/24
Graphical representation of swine farms and forestland in SE NC

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage …

2/15/24