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Glyphosate carcinogenicity review published

Recently, concerns have been expressed about the safety of glyphosate. Although hazard analysis by some non-governmental organizations have suggested …

Photo of Dr. Joe NealDr. Joe NealProfessor of Weed Science, Extension Specialist & Department Extension Leader
Honey bee. Photo: Jeremy Slone

Studying Strawberry Pollination

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions …

Photo of Dr. Hannah BurrackDr. Hannah BurrackAssoc. Professor and Extension Specialist (Berry, Tobacco and Specialty Crops)

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

5 days ago

Gnomonia Leaf Blotch and Stem-End Rot of Strawberry

Gnomonia causes leaf blotch and stem-end rot of strawberry. The pathogen typically is introduced on …

2 weeks ago

Social Relationships between Wineries and Local Communities: Perspectives of North Carolinians from the Piedmont

This publication discusses the perspectives of locals in the North Carolina Triad with regard to …

2 weeks ago

Are Neighbors Benefiting from Wine Tourism Development? Perceptions from the North Carolina Piedmont Triad

This publication discusses how residents of the North Carolina Triad area perceive the benefits of …


Fig Culture in North Carolina

The fig is native to the Mediterranean Basin. You may already be familiar with some …


Shoot Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a shoot inhibitor herbicide injury.

9/30/16Herbicide Injury

Hop Downy Mildew

This factsheet offers information on the identification and control of hop downy mildew, a fungus …

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …