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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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Pumpkins

Halloween and Thanksgiving are definitely pumpkin season. Harvest is done and pumpkins are displayed at roadside stands, farmer’s markets, …

Beets

Vegetable Spotlight: Beets

Today, we are putting the spotlight on a nutritious and delicious vegetable, which one of its most popular varieties …

Kudzu bugs on white house trim

Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

Pumpkins

Vegetable Spotlight: Pumpkins

Fall is soon upon us, and what better way to celebrate the cooler weather than celebrating the harvest of …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

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

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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STLM pupa

Spotted Tentiform Leafminer

Spotten tentiform leafminer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Tarnished plant bug

Tarnished Plant Bug

Tarnished plant bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Dogwood borer adult

Dogwood Borer

Dogwood borer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Insidious plant bug

Insidious Plant Bug

Insidious plant bug description, life history, and predation.

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