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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Peanut Yield Contest 2021

The 2021 North Carolina Peanut Yield Contest is now open and accepting entries. Farmers interested in participating in the 2021 …

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New NC State Hemp Articles Published

12/10/2020 – This week two new publications were released on hemp research and extension conducted at NC State University. …

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Farm-City Week: November 16-20!

November is the especially perfect time to recognize everything that we’re thankful for in life. Whether this is our …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

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2020 Hemp Field Day Is Live!

9/14/2020 – We are happy to announce that the 2020 NC State University Virtual Hemp Field Day is now …

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NC Tree Identification

Trees of North Carolina A Free, On-Line Plant Identification tool Featuring native and naturalized trees of North Carolina. Includes images of bark, twigs, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

2021 Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook

The Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Group offers this handbook, a joint effort among Extension Specialists …

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2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

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Disease Control

This publication covers disease control in a variety of crops.

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Plant Growth Regulators

This publication explains plant growth regulators for a variety of crops.

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Chemical Weed Control

This publication covers chemical weed control and weed response to a variety of crops.

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Insect and Disease Control of Fruits

This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and …

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Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

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Fertilizer Use

This publication offers fertilizer suggestions for a variety of crops, including field, pasture and hay …

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