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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

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Potato Leafhopper

Potato leafhopper description, life history, damage, and control.

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

1 week ago
Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

2 weeks ago
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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

2 weeks ago