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What's the Buzz About Hemp?

By the recent number of inquiries at the office, interest in industrial hemp production appears to be gaining momentum …

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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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Bermudagrass

Hope you have had a great 4th of July! I am extremely thankful for the sacrifice paid, and still …

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It's That Time Again!

It’s time for fresh, locally grown vegetables! Most people who know me would say I am a city girl. …

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Summer Annuals

The past couple of days I have had to make changes to my children’s clothing, because the temperatures seem …

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Small Farmers Are Special

It is hard to determine the exact definition of a small farm. Some try to define small farms by …

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Damping-off in Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

This factsheet offers information on damping off in flower and vegetable seedlings, a result of …

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Southern Blight of Tomato and Pepper

This vegetable disease factsheet discusses Southern blight, a soil-borne fungus that attacks tomato and pepper, …

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Organic Cotton Research in North Carolina

This publication discusses a study that sought to investigate alternatives to sole reliance on mechanical …

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Biomass Production With Legume and Small Grain Cover Crop Mixtures in North Carolina: Research Summary

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This publication helps farmers decide whether to reduce fertilization rates in order to achieve maximum …

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Cold Injury and Boron Deficiency in Tobacco Seedlings

This publication describes differences between cold injury and boron deficiency in tobacco seedlings grown …

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