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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.

Cover photo for 2019 Farm-City Week Activities

2019 Farm-City Week Activities

November 23–25, 2019 Ellerbe Farmer’s Parade Saturday, November 23 at 11 a.m. For more information call 910-997-8255. Farmer’s Luncheon Monday, November 25 at noon Richmond …

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Beef Cattle 101

BEEF CATTLE 101 For anyone interested in starting a cattle operation or newer cattle producers looking to gain more information …

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Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

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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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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

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 …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …