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WNC Ferment On!

Fermentation is the process where the natural bacteria found in fresh vegetables utilize the carbohydrates to reproduce and excrete …

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Enjoy Safe Infused Water 

With the hot summer months still here, a refreshing treat can be getting some infused water to help replenish …

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It's Harvest Time!

As the start of enjoying fresh fruits and vegetable season is upon us, here is great research to find …

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Take the Pledge - Count on Me NC

We all have a role to play in keeping our communities safe and healthy. When visiting restaurants, businesses, and …

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Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

4 days ago
Oysters have a tear-drop shape. Clams are compact and rounded.

Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21
Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21

The Role of Preconditioning in Food and Feed Extrusion

This Q&A factsheets answers several questions about the preconditioning process in food and feed extrusion.

3/9/21

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

2/22/21

Advisory Index for Transitioning from Conventional to Reduced Tillage Peanut Production in North Carolina

This advisory index is designed to help growers anticipate peanut response to reduced tillage as …

2/22/21

Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

2/17/21SoilFacts

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

2/12/21Food Safety