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Cover photo for WNC Area Beef Conference

WNC Area Beef Conference

The 2018 WNC Area Beef Conference is scheduled for December 7, 2018, from 1–5 p.m. at the WNC Regional …

An Abundance of Fire Ants!

The wet weather we have had this summer and fall has really allowed imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, to …

Sampling Soils and Forage + Bulls

Sampling Soil and Forages + Bulls By Paul Westfall, County Extension Director The soil is wet, so soil samples are harder …

Cover photo for Poultry Show and Sale

Poultry Show and Sale

If you need some new chickens to add to your flock, or if you’re wanting to start your own …

Cover photo for Poultry Showmanship Workshop

Poultry Showmanship Workshop

Youth participating in the Four County Poultry Show and Sale are encouraged to attend the Showmanship Workshop that will …

Visit NC Farms App Meetings Scheduled

There are two meetings scheduled to introduce the “Visit NC Farms” app to farmers, agribusiness, and agritourism interests in …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

strawberry planting

14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

5 days ago
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

6 days ago
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 …

6 days ago

Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

6 days ago
Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

7 days ago
Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.