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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 …

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Pesticide Recertification Classes Offered

Commercial & Private Pesticide Applicators Pesticide Recertification Classes for 2018 February 27, 2018 10:00 – 12:00 Category: ABGHIKLMNOTDX – 2 hours credit 1:00 – …

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Feeding Horses

Sometimes feeding horses seems like an arcane art. Every individual seems to have their own little system and some, …

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Safe Plates Food Safety Course

Are you interested in a Certified Food Protection Manager Course for you or your employees? NC Safe Plates is …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Evaluating Damage from Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

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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 …

Colletotrichum spores

Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

This apple pathology factsheet describes Glomerella leaf spot and fruit rot in apple, including identification …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Figure 1. Field loss can amount to a significant portion of the

How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

7/19/18
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Fire Blight

This apple pathology factsheet describes fire blight in apple, including identification and disease management.

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Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This apple pathology factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …