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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 …

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Burke County Farmers Markets

Burke County Farmers Market Schedule for 2018 Morganton Farmers Market 300 Beach Street Morganton, NC Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon April 28 – October …

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Laminitis in Horses

Laminitis is a very painful and serious disease that can cause lameness in horses. The laminae is the support …

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Vaccinating Cattle

With spring starting to fight off winter, and pastures beginning to green, cattle producers are beaming with optimism. One …

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Census of Agriculture

America’s farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part …

Scholarships Available for Area Students

The Caldwell County Nurserymen’s Association will award three $500 scholarships to deserving students enrolling in a horticulture program at a North Carolina college …

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Introduction to Beekeeping

If you’ve been thinking about adding some beehives to your property, you don’t want to miss the upcoming Introduction …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Potato Leafhopper

Potato leafhopper description, life history, damage, and control.

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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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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Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

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