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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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Wintertime is for Oranges

Oranges are a citrus fruit that we may see commonly in many groceries store throughout the United States. Many …

Small Farms-AgriShop Series & Academy

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity! The AgriShop Series and Academy will include workshops covering Heirloom Tomatoes, Ginger, …

Row Cover in the Winter Garden

Earlier this year I talked about fall gardens and I briefly discussed covering your plants in cold weather. Covering …

Southern Farm Show 2019

The Southern Farm Show begins January 30th and runs through February 1st at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. …

2018 NC OVT Soybean Data

The 2018 NC OVT Soybean data for Union County is posted below in PDF format. The full season site …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Weed Management on Organic Farms

Organic farmers cite weed management as their number one research priority. This publication in the …

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Workplace Community Supported Agriculture: Connecting Local Farmers to Local Workplaces

This guide provides an overview of the community supported agriculture (CSA) program at Research Triangle …

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Peach Cultivars

The purpose of this bulletin is to summarize the specific characteristics of the cultivars released …

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Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower

Keeping weeds out early in the season is very important for cole crops that are …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …