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Stinkbugs Invade Burke County

If stinkbugs were a crop, Burke County would certainly have an abundant harvest this fall. They are everywhere, in …

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Red Maple Poisoning in Horses

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy being outdoors, but with fall comes the seasonal hazard of toxic poisoning …

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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 …

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Forage Sampling

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have …

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Heat and Humidity

Livestock producers can help their animals endure the stress from heat and humidity in a variety of ways. To …

Dealing With Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. …

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Controlling Flies on Cattle

With recent warmer weather, fly populations have increased. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle …

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Forages for Horses

Good management of horse pastures can easily provide almost all dietary requirements for the average pleasure horse. Good management …

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

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

Cattle Working Facilities

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

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

strawberry planting

14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

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Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

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Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.