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Survey for Farmers Market Vendors

Researchers at Virginia Tech and NC State University are working to understand how COVID-19 has impacted farmers markets. If …

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Start Your Vegetable Garden

February is a good month to get started in the vegetable garden. If you love fresh garden peas, not …

Be Aware of Spotted Lanternfly

A news report from WCTI News Channel 12 today announced that some Christmas trees were sold in Onslow County …

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New NC State Hemp Articles Published

12/10/2020 – This week two new publications were released on hemp research and extension conducted at NC State University. …

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Poinsettia Plant Care

Many people don’t know how to care for these delicate plants to make it through the holiday season, so …

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Landscape Changes to Make Now

If you’re one of those wonderful people who likes change, then here are a few things that can be …

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Harvesting Cool Season Vegetables

November is a great month to harvest crops such as cabbage collards, beets, rutabaga, broccoli and cauliflower. There isn’t much …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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How to Sell Pastured Meat Products to Grocery Stores via Direct Store Delivery

This publication guides small- and medium-scale pastured meat producers in North Carolina through the steps …

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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2021 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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Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.

Herbicide Injury – ACCase Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a lipid biosynthesis (Acetyl CoA carboxylase or ACCase) inhibitor …

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

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Prevent Timber Trespass and Theft

Tips for preventing timber trespass and theft are reviewed in this publication. Special documentation of …