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Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes

Blossom-end rot of tomatoes is a physiological disorder caused by a lack of sufficient calcium in the blossom end …

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Stay Hydrated This Summer

Being well-hydrated is essential for good health. Consuming water is necessary to keep the body’s systems functioning properly. This …

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Parasite Control for Herd Health

The heat is ramping up and small ruminants, like sheep and goats, throughout the county are gaining access to …

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Strawberry Time in Martin County

Get your buckets ready. It’s that time of the year. Local, fresh, juicy, delicious strawberries will soon be across …

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Corn Production

Soil Fertility The target soil pH for mineral soils for corn production is 6.0. Total Nitrogen for corn crop should …

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Planning the Perfect Garden

The cool weather has finally subsided and many of you may just be getting out and thinking about your …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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Induced Molting as a Management Tool

Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement …

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Controlled drainage.

Controlled Drainage – An Important Practice to Protect Water Quality That Can Enhance Crop Yields

This publication discusses how to use controlled drainage as way to to reduce nutrient losses …

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Community Supported Agriculture in North Carolina

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of direct marketing in which a community of …

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Añublo Polvoriento en Cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

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