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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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Farmers Market - Opens Sat April 4th

1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount Yes, we are opening Saturday April 4th! Shop Fresh. Shop Local. Eat Fresh. Featuring Local Produce, …

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Cotton Seed Viability Test

N.C. Department of Agriculuture and Consumer Services along with NC State Extension wants to ensure growers are receiving adequate …

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2020 Census - Make Nash Count!

Learn more at 2020 Census. Importance of the Data The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in …

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Beginner Grilling Class

This program is transitioning to an online program. We will not meet face to face due to the COVID …

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How Do I Get My Pesticide License?

Anyone who wishes to apply restricted-use pesticides (Grazon, Prowl, etc.) requires certification through the North Carolina Department of Agriculture …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 days agoGrow It, Eat It

Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

3 days ago

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

3 days ago

Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

1 week agoCEFS
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
Map of North Carolina showing counties with confirmed BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

2 weeks ago
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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

3/3/20
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Nitrogen Management and Water Quality

This factsheet describes the effect of fertilizer nitrogen on water quality and the environment. It …

3/2/20SoilFacts