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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Food and Farming Apprenticeships

Five part-time paid food and farming apprenticeships begin January 2020. Apply today for positions at Wehrloom Honey, Sustainabilities, Granville’s …

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Grants for Diversifying Farms

WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the …

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Buttercup Control

It is that time of year again. In the next couple of weeks, that familiar golden blanket will engulf many …

Sheep

Small Ruminant Workshop

SMALL RUMINANT WORKSHOP MARCH 30, 2019 WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC Workshop Agenda 9:30 a.m. Registration/Sponsor Visit 10 a.m. Welcome 10 a.m. Vitamins and …

About the Onion...

The onion belongs to the lily family, Amaryllidaceae, and the genus, Allium. Alliums are perennial herbs with bulbous, onion-scented …

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Plant Bulbs Now for Spring

Now’s the time to think spring; to conjure thoughts of yellow daffodils and bright tulips, of hyacinths and even …

Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Macon County Center will offer a workshop for small farms on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The …

Mosquito Control Around the Home

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities. They may transmit disease organisms to …

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of …

Apple Grafting Workshop

The Macon County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 13. The class …

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The class will be Tuesday, February 27, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …