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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.

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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 NC Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 13. The class …

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

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

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Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in …

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

In our drive to meet the food and fiber needs of ever-increasing populations, we are …

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Spotted Tentiform Leafminer

Spotten tentiform leafminer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Tarnished plant bug

Tarnished Plant Bug

Tarnished plant bug description, life history, damage, and control.

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Dogwood borer adult

Dogwood Borer

Dogwood borer description, life history, damage, and control.

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Insidious plant bug

Insidious Plant Bug

Insidious plant bug description, life history, and predation.

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RBLR adult

Redbanded Leafroller

Redbanded leafroller description, life cycle, damage, and control.

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