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Pesticide Credits Offered

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County is offering pesticide training on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The following training …

Using Pesticides, the Safe Way

Whether you are a farmer, tending thousands of acres, or a homeowner who wants to grow a successful garden …

Move Over!

Here in Lee County, agriculture is big business, and it is time for that business to get going. Tobacco …

Weeds Under Water

What do you consider a weed? Often our first thought goes to the dandelion in the lawn, grasses in …

Flea Beetles

Flea Beetle Alert!

Please be aware that flea beetles have been spotted in Lee County. According to Table 9-4 in the 2020 …

Tobacco Notes July 2020

Our tobacco crop is coming along. Some fields are about 3 weeks out from first priming. Topping and suckering …

Cover photo for Lee County Tobacco Notes

Lee County Tobacco Notes

As you all know, we are wet. This wet spell followed a very dry couple of weeks. I have …

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