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NC State Extension connects farmers, agribusinesses and communities with vital research-based information and technology. Research at NC State targets society's grand challenges. Extension delivers this research directly into the hands of North Carolinians, helping them to translate knowledge into everyday solutions.

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Cool Weather - Uncool Pests

Colder temperatures are often accompanied by a surge in what we call “occasional invaders” and that “occasion” is now. We …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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2016 North Carolina Peach and Nectarine Disease and Pest Mangement

This publication is intended to help you manage diseases and pests of peaches. In choosing …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Squash Bees

This factsheet discusses how to identify and conserve squash bees, an important pollinator of squash, …

Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise …