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Heart Healthy and Yard Wise

I think if one month was chosen out of the year that reflected folks’ interest in their health condition …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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 …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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Cutworms in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of cutworms in strawberries.

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

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Flower Thrips in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of thrips in strawberries.

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Sap Beetles in Strawberries

This factsheet describes sap beetles and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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Cyclamen Mites in Strawberries

This factsheet describes the biology and management of cylamen mites in strawberries.

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Crickets in Strawberries

This factsheet provides information on crickets and their impact on North Carolina strawberries.

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