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Mosquitos, Mosquito Control, Mosquitos and Water,

Pesky Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are important pests because their irritating bites often interfere with outdoor activities and can transmit disease to people …

Tree Roots, Sewer and Tree Roots, PVC Busted by Tree Roots

Tree Roots & Sewers

Tree roots explore their soil environment in search of nutrients and moisture. If your sewer pipe has a vulnerability, …

Cover photo for Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass Tetany in Cattle

With spring weather comes new grass growth and along with it the potential for grass tetany for cattle. Also …

English Ivy Growing on Tree in the Winter, What is the Green Stuff Growing on my Tree, What is the green leaves on my tree, Ivy on Tree, Ivy Growing on Trees

English Ivy

When the leaves are off the trees in winter you can easily see all the English ivy vines growing …

Bouquet of Flowers, Valentines Day Gifts for Girlfriend, Valentines Day Gifts for Boyfriend, Valentines Day Gifts for Friends, Valentines Day Gifts for Friend Who Likes to Garden

Valentine’s Gifts for Gardeners

Flowers and candy are traditional gifts given as Valentine’s Day presents. Many gardeners appreciate both, but they might appreciate …

Plants to Add to Landscape, Holly Fern, Christmas Fern, Ferns, Plants in Landscape

Christmas and Holly Ferns

In the spirit of the season I want to talk about 2 evergreen ferns that you might consider adding …

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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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2024 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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Figure 1. Soybean growth in a salt water-impacted field in Hyde

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Evaluation of Variety, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates on Sesame Yields in North Carolina

With growing demand for sesame and production limitations in traditional sesame-producing states, there is a …

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Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

This publication discusses nutrient removal by crops, which is useful in comparing the nutrient demands …

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Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …