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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 …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Organic Edamame Production

This field note for farmers describes organic production of edamame, large-seeded vegetable soybeans. Topics covered …

Winterizing the Herb Garden

If treated properly, many herb plants will survive in the garden for a number of …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

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 …

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

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Growing Vegetable Transplants

The growing media chosen to grow vegetable transplants should be sterilized to prevent seedlings from …

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Industrial Hemp in North Carolina: A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Contracts

This guide provides an overview of contraction options for the growing industrial hemp industry in …

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