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Learning to Survive

Over the last eight years with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, I have had the great opportunity to interact with …

Information on the weed Hemp Dogbane

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

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Extension Helps Small Farmers

Small farms play a vital role in supporting the competitiveness and sustainability of the United States rural and farm …

Information on the weed Ironweed

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

INformation about the weed Jimsonweed

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

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Not So Sweet Sugar

Everyone has their sweet kryptonite whether it be soft drinks, cake, milkshakes, that cold glass of lemonade on a …

Information on the weed Johnsongrass

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

Information on the weed Nutgrass

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis

North Carolina has had its first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for this year. Eastern Equine Encephalitis …

Information on the weed vaseygrass

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

Information on the weed goosegrass

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

Information on the weed Dallisgrass

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

Information on the weed pokeweed

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

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Growing With Technology

Over the years, agriculture has experienced a wide array of technology introduced to make the job of growing and …

Information on the weed crabgrass

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

Information on Pigweed

Weed of the Week

For more detailed information, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or by email at taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu. Recommendations for the …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …

Guide to Deciding When to Start and Stop Irrigation for Frost Protection of Fruit Crops

The decisions of when to turn an irrigation system on and off for frost protection …

Muscadine Grape Production Guide for North Carolina

This muscadine grape production guide will help the increasing number of North Carolina farmers who …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

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