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4th of July & Yellow Jackets

Happy Independence Day! With this national holiday comes lots of activities & meals outside. Often food and drinks draw …

Small Farm Field Day

Small Farms Field Day

Small Farms Field Day Hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T State University, Small Farms Field Day is an …

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are easy to confuse with bumblebees. Behavior and appearance are two characteristics that can be used to …

Lomax Farm Field Day

Lomax Farm Field Day will be held on May 22nd from 8:30 am – 12 noon at 3445 Atando …

NC Stripe Rust Alert April 2018

Stripe Rust Alert April 2018

Stripe rust has appeared in central North Carolina. It was found this week in two neighboring fields of DG …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

This apple pathology factsheet describes apple powdery mildew, including identification and disease management.

CAR on leaf

Cedar Apple Rust

This apple pathology factsheet describes cedar apple rust and provides a brief overview of other …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

2 weeks ago
Gala FS

Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This Apple Pathology Factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …

Map showing North Carolina counties with BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

6/26/18

Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

6/19/18

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

6/19/18