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NC Virtual Nursery Conference

North Carolina Virtual Nursery Conference February 8–11, 2021 Session presentations at 10 a.m. each day lasting 1 hour Nursery production training …

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Pesticide Disposal Day in Macon County

Many household products are potentially hazardous to our environment if disposed of Improperly. Particularly vulnerable is our water supply, …

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EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems

The EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems Project is excited to announce its new webinar event series – Friday Conversations. At …

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Free Pesticide Pick-Up Day

Do you have pesticides at your home, business, or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer …

Kudzu Workshop 2020

Controlling Kudzu

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free seminar on how to Control Kudzu. This event will be …

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WNC AgOptions Grant

Grants for diversifying farms in 2021 WNC AgOptions intent to apply deadline October 23; Application deadline November 20, 2020. WNC Agricultural …

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2020 Hemp Field Day Is Live!

9/14/2020 – We are happy to announce that the 2020 NC State University Virtual Hemp Field Day is now …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Pole Bean Production

Pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a limited scale, in …

Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

For organic soybean producers increased seeding rates improve early soybean canopy density, which shades out …

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A Small Backyard Greenhouse for the Home Gardener

This publication presents plans and instructions for an easily constructed greenhouse that costs approximately $100 …

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The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Shellfish Mariculture Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's shellfish mariculture industry.

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Phorid Flies

Phorid flies are small flies that breed in moist, decaying organic matter and can be …

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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Packaging Requirements for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This publication describes types of packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, including each packaging's functions, …

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …