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Managing Fire Ants Workshop

Fire ants have arrived in Burke County and have set up housekeeping in area lawns, pastures, fields and roadsides. …

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NC Farm School 2018

NC Farm School 2018 Catawba River Make your farming dreams a reality! For more information visit …

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Fall Forage Tips for Livestock

August and September are good timed to accomplish fall pasture maintenance. With fall arriving, now is the time to …

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Weed ID Workshop

Weeds are a plant out of place, right? Well as livestock producers, we are dealing with a lot of …

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Pesticide Collection Day

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Burke County Center, will …

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Dehydration Workshop Offered

Food drying is the oldest method of food preservation, and may be used with, or as an alternative, to …

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Summer Canning Workshops

Canning season is upon us! As canning season approaches, there are a few things to inspect to ensure a …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

2008 Southeast Regional Bramble Production Guide

This online guide for blackberry and raspberry growers in the Southeast provides information on bramble …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Figure 1. Evidence of deer feeding on terminal buds (A, B) and t

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 …