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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.

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Business of Farming Conference

A business and marketing conference for professional and aspiring farmers ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference brings together professional farmers from …

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2020 Winter Vegetable Conference & Trade Show

Event Date: February 19-20, 2020 Time: Begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and ends following the luncheon Thursday Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC Cost: $40 per person …

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Grants for Diversifying Farms

WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline Oct. 14, 2019; Application deadline Nov. 15. For more information or to apply in …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

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Pasture Pork Workshop

This is a free event which includes lunch! For further information contact: Addison Bradley, acbradl2@ncsu.edu, (828) …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

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