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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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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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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 …

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Are You Ready for the Second Half?

Hopefully, some of you reading this may recall a previous article I wrote briefing you on recent Environmental Protection …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Figure 1. Map of long-term tillage and cropping trials located a

Soil Health: What Does it Mean in North Carolina?

This publication compares the Haney and Cornell soil health tests on three long-term trials. It …

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A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality

This publication discusses ways that gardeners can protect water quality and avoid runoff and soil …

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Figure 1. Effective discharge determination from sediment rating

Finding Bankfull Stage in North Carolina Streams

This River Course publication is part of a factsheet series developed to provide information and …

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Figure 1. Regular flushing using a flushing riser assembly

Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …

Fig. 1. Typical Components of Subsurface Drip Irrigation System.

SDI Considerations for North Carolina Growers and Producers

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is the practice of installing drip irrigation below the ground. SDI …

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Selecting a Strip-Till Rig

Selecting the right tool for a job is essential. When that tool is as important …

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