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Corn Growers Referendum

February 22 is the date when corn growers will vote on continuation of the self assessment program for six …

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Control Thistles During Winter

One of the most misunderstood weeds in our foothill pastures are thistles. Most of us don’t really give them …

Public Input Meeting on Gypsy Moth

WHO: Residents of Burke County and Catawba County WHAT: Public Input Meeting to Discuss an Infestation of Gypsy Moth in …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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This publication is intended to help you manage diseases and pests of peaches. In choosing …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

Squash Bees

This factsheet discusses how to identify and conserve squash bees, an important pollinator of squash, …

Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Asparagus Crown Production

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

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise …