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COVID-19 Resources for Families

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is of concern across North Carolina, the country, and the globe. To learn ways to keep you …

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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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Planning the Perfect Garden

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

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Weed Identification in Pastures, Hayfields, and Sprayfields

This publication is designed to help you identify common weeds found in southeastern North Carolina …

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Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

4/13/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21
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Mosquito Control for Rainwater Harvesting Systems

This publication discusses ways in which mosquitoes could become a problem for rainwater harvesting systems …

4/1/21Urban Waterways

The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Wild-Caught Commercial Seafood Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's wild-caught commercial seafood industry.

3/26/21

Pesticide Selection for Water Quality Protection

While research has shown that pollution of surface and groundwater supplies from turfgrass pesticide application …

3/25/21
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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21
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Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

3/10/21SoilFacts