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Bermuda Run Farmer's Market

Opening Day is right around the corner! The Bermuda Run (formerly Peachtree) Farmer’s Market will open this Friday, April …

Rucker's Ramblings - Spring

We have several events coming up this spring so check the newsletter for details and information. Ruckers Ramblings Spring …

Field Crops Newsletter

There are a few events coming up in during the spring so make sure you check out the newsletter …

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Mocksville Farmer's Market

Welcome to March! There is a lot of information for the Mocksville Farmer’s Market. The market will start Wednesday, …

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Fescue Workshop - March 14

Below you will find the attached flyer for the Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop on March 14. The link …

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February Rucker's Ramblings

It’s that time again, your monthly Rucker’s Ramblings is here. Click the link below to read the whole newsletter. February …

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March Food Drive

Starting March 1st we will be participating in NC A&T’s food drive for Small Farms Week. If you have …

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Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

2008 Southeast Regional Bramble Production Guide

This online guide for blackberry and raspberry growers in the Southeast provides information on bramble …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Figure 1. Evidence of deer feeding on terminal buds (A, B) and t

Evaluating Damage from Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

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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 …

Colletotrichum spores

Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

This apple pathology factsheet describes Glomerella leaf spot and fruit rot in apple, including identification …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Figure 1. Field loss can amount to a significant portion of the

How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …