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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.

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Boxwood leafminer adult. Photo: SD Frank

Boxwood Leafminers Active

Amanda Taylor, Area Specialized Agent – Nursery and Greenhouse alerted us that Boxwood leafminer adults are active in the …

Oak eriococcid scales on a willow oak twig. Photo: AG Dale

Felt Scales on Oaks

Felt scales are a family of scales that include azalea bark scale (Acanthococcus azaleae), crape myrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus …

Oak lecanium scales and eggs on willow oak. Photo: SD Frank

Lecanium Scales Full of Eggs

Oak lecanium scale and European fruit lecanium are nearly identical soft scales that infest oaks and many other tree …

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Calling All Local Farmers!

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is working on collecting data to connect local farmers and their products with consumers. This …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning soil sampling. Proper testing allows …

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

7 days ago
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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Deer damage

Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

1 week agoGrow It, Eat It