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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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Impact to Agriculture to Macon County

North Carolina’s agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes $91.9 billion to the state’s economy, accounts for more …

Family Cow Webinar

June 18, 2020, 6:30–8 p.m. sign up for the Family Dairy Cow Webinar The current pandemic has certainly caused a change in …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

1 day agoGrow It, Eat It

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

7/6/20SoilFacts