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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 …

Information on the week Sicklepod.

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 …

Tomatoes, corn, snap peas for sale

News From the Market

School will soon be out, and right around the corner, summer 2019 will be officially starting. Hopefully, our schedules …

Information on the weed Broomsedge.

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 Snowy Crotalaria

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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Applying the Pressure

Have you ever noticed that each month is associated with something to be celebrated, or a topic intended to …

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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

Illustration of a red raspberry trellis

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …