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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Cattle Fly Control

Spring is here! We are finally starting to see some warm weather, sunshine, and green pastures. Spring and summer …

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Food Safety Hits the Farm

Foodborne illnesses cost the USA more than $15 billion a year, according to the latest United States Department of …

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Disaster Relief for Farmers

November has arrived, and with it comes the new time change, cooler weather (hopefully), and reminders of all we …

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Florence Lands Another Gut Punch

Hurricane Florence has left another memorable mark on our region with damage sustained from significant rain and wind over …

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Preparing for the Storm

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. Is your family prepared to cope with an emergency? Could you evacuate quickly? You …

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Cleaning Out Old Pesticides

Hopefully, the potential for winter weather to return has diminished, giving way to the buds and blooms of spring’s …

Recent Publications related to Farm Health & Safety

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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Recordkeeping Form for the USDA Restricted-Use Pesticides Regulation and the Worker Protection Standard

Use this form to maintain records of pesticide applications in compliance with the USDA Restricted-Use …

11/22/19

Your Water Supply: Well Construction and Protection

This guide describes common types of well construction in North Carolina and offers advice for …

11/19/19

Stationary Sprinkler Irrigation System

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for determining irrigated acreage of stationary sprinkler irrigation systems.

Hard Hose and Cable Tow Traveler Irrigation Systems

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for field calibration of hard hose and cable tow irrigation …

Stationary Sprinkler Irrigation System

This publication contains step-by-step guidelines for field calibration of stationary sprinkler irrigation systems. Proper calibration …

Using Planted Habitat on Farms To Increase Insect Biological Control

This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …