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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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Sedge Identification

Yellow Nutsedge Triangular stems shoot up from the ground from spherical tubers or basal bulbs. Each bulbs can produce 10 …

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May Is Beef Month

Did you know May is beef month? The beef industry strengthens North Carolina Agriculture in many diverse ways. As …

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Visit NC Farms Scavenger Hunt

Are you interested in local foods? Want to win a basket of items from Anson County local farms and …

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Anson Youth Leaders Farm Tour

During a recent farm field trip to Thy Will Be Done LLC., participants of the Anson Youth Leaders Academy …

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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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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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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, …

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Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

It is economically and technically infeasible for producers to exclude all pathogens from their herds. …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

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Clubroot of Brassicas

The pathogen, host plants, symptoms and management of clubroot, a disease of crucifer crops, are …

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Downy Mildew on Brassica Crops

This factsheet covers the pathogen, host plants, symptoms, and management of downy mildew, a foliar …

Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Anthracnose of Pepper

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of anthracnose of pepper.

The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Shellfish Mariculture Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's shellfish mariculture industry.

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Plan Before You Plant

Supplemental hand weeding accounts for the majority of landscape bed maintenance costs. When used exclusively, …

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