Farming and forestry are among the most hazardous occupations, exposing workers to a variety of health and safety risks, ranging from chemical exposure to accidents associated with heavy machinery. Through training programs, publications in English and Spanish, and more, North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides farm and forestry workers, pesticide applicators and their families with the knowledge to improve health and safety.
Recently, concerns have been expressed about the safety of glyphosate. Although hazard analysis by some non-governmental organizations have suggested glyphosate may be carcinogenic, U.S EPA has released its review of glyphosate and concluded MORE »– from Weeds
The Fall 2016 Pesticide School Schedule is now available for registrants who are seeking initial licensing in one or more pesticide subcategories. To register for a school, go to one of the links below. MORE »– from Pesticide Safety
The North Carolina Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists congratulates the following recipients of its 2016 Specialists awards: Liz Driscoll and Tes Thraves won the Outstanding Subject Matter Program by a Team Award for MORE »– from NC Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists
New Impact Statement Reporting Course to Strengthen Skills Spring is traditionally Impact Statement Reporting season. In fall 2015, eXtension added the acclaimed Impact Statement Reporting Course to its Professional Development portfolio of courses MORE »– from NC Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists
Answer: Another year, another survey, and the findings remain less than encouraging. It seems counter-intuitive that we don’t have a clear picture about our managed honey bee population like other livestock. The USDA MORE »– from Entomology
The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and staff, find out about the latest research, extension and teaching as well MORE »– from Gardening
NC Cooperative Extension agents came to three workshops, presented by NC THRIVE on Alternative Business Structures, Extension as Economic Development, and Non-Profit Governance. Post-presentation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The banter in the room at MORE »– from Community Development