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Make Sure You Count

Welcome to 2020! While the new decade has been a tad chaotic with current events, one thing that happens …

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Resources to assist you during the Coronavirus COVID-19: Website: NC State University COVID-19 Resources Description: The following resources provide best practices for preparing …

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Farm City Week Contest Results

Creative expression is important for our emotional & psychological well-being. 4-H offers opportunities to share creative work. This year J. Glenn Edwards and Lee …

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate our annual Farm-City Week. Farm-City Week in Lee County is November …

Time to Scout Your Pasture

I have received numerous phone calls over the past few weeks about armyworms in hay fields and pastures in …

Imagine the Possibilities

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot in the news about GMOs, also known as transgenic crops. Transgenic crops …

The Family Farm

While we have been working on the Reshaping the Landscape project, a constant theme in every story was the …

Time to Thank a Farmer

Farming has a long history in the United States, from techniques used by the Native Americans, to practices brought …

Beating the Fall Rush

We have fallen into Fall quite quickly here in Lee County and that means a few things but among …

Safe Pesticide Use

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

Safe Travels

As we get into the heart of summer vacation, more folks are on the road. But people aren’t the …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

As heat stress is one of the most significant management challenges facing the N.C. turkey …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

5 days agoGrow It, Eat It

Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

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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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Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

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