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Northeast District Horse Conference

Please join us for our Northeast District Extension Horse Conference on September 30, 2019, at the Martin County Farmer’s …

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4-H Summer Fun 2019

Martin County 4-H Summer Fun 2019 will be kicking off soon! 4-H Summer programming provides safe, supervised, educational opportunities …

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Heavy Metal Soil Testing for Hemp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 CONTACT: Dr. David Hardy, Ph.D., N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Agronomic Services Division 919-733-2655 NCDA&CS heavy metal …

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How Do I Care for Baby Chicks?

Soon you will hear the familiar chirping of fresh baby chicks in many local stores. These sweet baby chicks …

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What Is Soil?

Many well-meaning gardeners plug away applying herbicide after herbicide on a relentless crop of weeds, or vegetable gardeners diligently …

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NC Farm School Returns Down East

NC Farm School Business Training is returning to the Eastern counties of North Carolina. N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from Pitt, …

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Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

Passage of the the National Organic Program’s final rule in 2001 marked the beginning of …

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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

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Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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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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Long-Term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont

This publication discusses tillage treatments for large-seeded crops like corn and soybeans in the Piedmont …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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