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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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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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Benefits of Buying Local Foods

Spring is in the air, temperatures are rising, and people are coming out of isolation. One great way to …

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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

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

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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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Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Collard Greens

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

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Kale

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

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Green Cloverworm in Soybean

This Soybean Insect Factsheet describes the biology, identification, and control of green cloverworm in soybeans …

Peanut Disease Management

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2020 Peanut Information handbook, provides details on how to …

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