Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Cover photo for #ExtensionEats Cookbook

#ExtensionEats Cookbook

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

Cover photo for Nickels for Know-How Referendum

Nickels for Know-How Referendum

The Burke County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Spring Williams-Byrd, Burke County Cooperative Extension …

Cover photo for Summer Annuals

Summer Annuals

Livestock producers can use summer annual forages to supplement cool season forages during the gap in summer production. Fescue …

Managing Cattle in a Drought

Dry conditions and excessive temps have prevailed in Burke County and across the State this summer. Beef producers are …

Poultry Producer Alert - Avian Influenza

N.C. continues to prepare for possible avian influenza outbreak RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are …

Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

2 days ago

Disease Control

This publication covers disease control in a variety of crops.

6 days ago

Plant Growth Regulators

This publication explains plant growth regulators for a variety of crops.

6 days ago

Chemical Weed Control

This publication covers chemical weed control and weed response to a variety of crops.

6 days ago

Insect and Disease Control of Fruits

This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and …

6 days ago

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

6 days ago

Fertilizer Use

This publication offers fertilizer suggestions for a variety of crops, including field, pasture and hay …

6 days ago

2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

6 days ago