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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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#ExtensionEats Cookbook

Burke County Cooperative Extension will be selling its #ExtensionEats Cookbook for the holidays. This cookbook is a compilation of …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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 …

4 days ago
Figure 1. Sample purchase order and invoice.

How to Sell Produce to Distributors

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

6 days ago
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
Blossom blight

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 …