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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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Get Into Your Garden

Now that days are getting a little longer, consider getting outside this month into your garden. Did you know …

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Wheat - Why Is It Purple?

As you drive down the road, you may notice that the large fields planted in wheat are not green …

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Kitchen Hacks

We’re always looking for ways to save money in the home. Experimenting with household items and food products to …

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Managing Mud on the Farm

Winter in Union County is often synonymous with mud season. It can feel like the ground will never get …

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Wheat Tissue Sampling

Happy New Year! With the New Year beginning, the dormancy stage of wheat will soon end, which means it is …

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Livestock Newsletter

The winter edition of the Tri-County Livestock Newsletter is here! Information on nitrates in hay, hay storage concerns, and …

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Soil: Life Under Your Feet

Have you ever thought about what goes on in the soil? Plant roots and earthworms are probably some of …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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2021 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Herbicide Injury – ACCase Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a lipid biosynthesis (Acetyl CoA carboxylase or ACCase) inhibitor …

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …

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Grapes and Berries for the Garden

This guide provides home gardeners with instructions for growing strawberries, blueberries, brambles (blackberries and raspberries), …


Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …