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Cover photo for 4-H Poultry Show and Sale

4-H Poultry Show and Sale

Nash County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale Are you interested in learning about different poultry varieties, breeds, and showmanship? Here …

Cover photo for Horse Farm Tour - Sept 28, 2018

Horse Farm Tour - Sept 28, 2018

A Tour You Don’t Want to Miss! Join us for our 1st annual Horse Farm Tour presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension, …

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2018 Summer Extension Connections Newsletter

2018 Summer Edition of Extension Connections In This Issue Research and Extension Works Shaping Our Future Leaders Summer Livestock Updates Tobacco Tour 2018 Wet Weather Fallout 2018 …

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Beginning Farmer Workshop

An 8-Week Workshop September 11th through October 30th Registration Deadline Wednesday, September 5th This 8-week course, will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to …

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Summer Canning Series

MORE DATES ADDED! See Below Learn to Safely Preserve Your Summer Vegetables One of the things I love most about summer is …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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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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Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

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Figure 1. Average AF contamination for Stratego YLD and an untre

Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

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What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …