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Cooking for Crowds

Are you serving food at a church potluck, annual fundraiser, community event, or large family gathering? Do you know …

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North Carolina Cattle Industry Referendum

NORTH CAROLINA CATTLE INDUSTRY assessment REFERENDUM VOTE SET FOR OCTOBER 4, 2018 FUQUAY-vARINA, NC — The North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association (NCCA) …

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Storm Preparation Information

Please find some information below regarding pre and post-storm actions to take when dealing with livestock, poultry, and bees. Livestock …

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NC Safe Plates Training Program

A training program for food protection manager certification. Class: September 17 & 18, 2018 Exam: September 19, 2018 Where: Burke County Agricultural …

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Reducing Weaning Stress

Weaning is a very a stressful time for calves. Reducing weaning stress in calves can increase their daily gain. …

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2018 Drexel Community Fair

As we approach deep summer, the Drexel Community Fair is looming on the horizon. It’s time for gardeners of …

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Coyote Management Workshop

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Burke County Agricultural Building 130 Ammons Drive Morganton, NC 28655 The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along …

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Is It Ripe?

Do you agonize over the bin of watermelons at the store as you try to choose a good, ripe …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

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Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

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Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.