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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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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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Taking Forage Samples

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have …

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Grow Your Own Food Project

Thanks to the generosity of Banner Greenhouses, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center was able to provide tomatoes, peppers, …

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Grazing Summer Annual Grasses

Many livestock producers use summer annuals to supplement or enhance summer grazing. Sudex or sorghum-sudan hybrids, sudangrass and Pearl …

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Success in 2019!

Here are some highlights from programs offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center in 2019. Successes from 2019 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

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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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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

7/9/21
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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

7/9/21