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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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Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

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Land Application of Municipal Sludge: Advantages and Concerns

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Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

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Winter Annual Cover Crops

This publication discusses production of winter annual cover crops, their benefits and management. Research has …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

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