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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.

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 …

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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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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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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

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Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …

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Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

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