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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.

Green and Yellow Plant Wilting

Fusarium Wilt of Tomato

Fusarium wilt of tomato is caused by the soilborne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici mainly causes wilt …

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Carpenter Ants

It is common to have questions concerning carpenter ants. Carpenter ant nests are usually constructed in wood that is …

Blueberries (in a bucket)

FCS@Home: Blueberries

There’s nothing more sweeter than a summer blueberry. There’s also nothing more healthier than a summer blueberry! These small …

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What Is EFNEP?

If you’re not familiar with EFNEP, EFNEP offers free nutrition classes to help families and youth cook healthy meals …

Vegetables at a Farmers Market

Summer Vegetables & Heat

With the high heat of summer, I often receive calls from folks asking why their vegetables are not producing. …

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Extension Events - July 2021

July 3 Union County Farmers Market – Monroe & Stallings Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers “Let’s Get Growing” July 5 MED instead of Meds Course July …

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Gardening Tips

National 4-H offers tons of resources and activities ranging from different topics created by 4-Hers. Today, I’d like to …

Cows Standing in Pasture

Managing Summer Annual Pastures

Summer annual forages, like sorghum, sudan-grass, and millets are becoming an increasingly common method of providing additional forage during …

Union County Rankings Chart

Agri-Business in Union County

Agriculture is the single largest component of the economy in Union County. With ample farmland, a skilled workforce, and …

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Fire Ants

Did you know that fire ants are actually native to southern Brazil? They currently can be found in eleven …

Fresh NC Produce for Sale

Visit NC Farms - Local Produce

Union County has quite the selection of fruits and vegetables. With summer setting in, and the changing of seasons, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

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Graph of H-2A positions certified in NC 2016-2021

The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

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Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …

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Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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