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Soil Sampling 101

Soil sampling is key to the development of a fertility management program. Soil testing allows growers to identify problem …

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On-Line Newsletter From Hort Science

The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and …

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Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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Soil and Plant Analysis for Christmas Trees

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Soil and Plant Analysis for Apple Trees

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Conservation Tillage Use in Peanut Production

Peanut growers in North Carolina can successfully use conservation tillage if they carefully plan the …

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Delineating Agriculture in the Neuse River Basin

In 2000 an agricultural survey of the Neuse River Basin was undertaken to obtain data …

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Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

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Accounting Method for Tracking Relative Changes in Agricultural Phosphorus Loading to the Tar-Pamlico River

The Tar-Pamlico Agricultural Rule requires the development of a methodology that accounts for phosphorus losses …

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The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT): A Guide for Technical Specialists

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