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Asian Longhorned Tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

Ag Web Farm Journal Rhonda Brooks February 10, 2022 What kind of pest can move into a country and sweep across …

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Join the Extension Research Team

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center supports agricultural research on horticultural and other crops relevant to western NC …

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Beef Cattle Lice

External parasites of beef cattle are many. One often neglected, is lice. Both chewing and bloodsucking lice are more …

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National Farm City Week 2020

November 20-27, 2020 Long before the founding of the United States, farms and ranches have been an essential part of …

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Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

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