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Beef Quality Assurance Training

Burke County Cooperative Extension will hold a Beef Quality Assurance Training on Thursday, April 17th, at 7:00pm. This training …

Cattle Working Facilities

To properly manage a cattle operation, adequate handling facilities are a must. Having a fast, efficient means of safely …

Maximizing Your Hay Supply

Winter feed costs are usually the largest expense for livestock producers. Feeding hay is expensive, not only because of …

Pasture Renovation

Fall is the time to reseed cool season grasses in pastures and hayfields in Burke County. Many pastures are …

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Foot Rot in Beef Cattle

In recent weeks, several producers have called with questions about treating foot rot in beef cattle. Those calls, in …

It's Fair Time in Drexel

There’s no feel of fall in the air yet and the heat of summer is still upon us but …

Keep Reusable Grocery Totes Clean

Reusable grocery totes are great for the environment by helping reduce waste and pollution and save resources. It’s time …

NC Small Grain Growers Referendum

The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association (NCSGGA) has announced that an Assessment Referendum will take place on August …

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Tips for Fresh Produce Safety

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy. However, care must be taken to be sure fruits and …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

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Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …

Scouting for Freeze Injury in Winter Wheat

This publication covers the signs and symptoms of freeze injury in winter wheat.

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NC Industrial Hemp Posters

Posters available to print regarding industrial hemp in North Carolina.

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.


How to manage pesticides to control insects, diseases, weeds and other crop pests of strawberries …