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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.

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Pond Management Takes Planning

Spring is here, the weather is getting warmer and weeds are ready to show their face in recreational ponds …

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Pasture and Hay Land Projects

Spring is here and area grasslands are about ready to provide some growth for grazing or hay production. Most …

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Spring Vegetable Gardening

The weather is finally warming up, and it’s time to put in a spring garden if you haven’t already. …

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Vegetable Production Series

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension in Davie County and Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production, for a …

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Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

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

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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Collard Greens

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

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Kale

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

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