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Winner! Winner! Chicken Litter

Dual collaboration between Glenn Detweiler, Livestock Agent for Lincoln and Catawba counties, and Taylor Dill, Row Crops Agent for …

Respirator Fit Testing

EPA guidelines require pesticide applicators to complete annual respiratory protection training and undergo an annual respirator fit test if …

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Pasture Weed Management

Catawba Valley Cattlemen’s Association (meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month) This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at …

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Giant Hogweed Concerns

(Photo: Corey Childs, Warren County Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech) Giant hogweed has been causing somewhat of a stir in the …

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Outdoor Cooking Food Safety

Prepare as much as you can in your kitchen: One of the biggest concerns with outdoor cooking is ensuring the …

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Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Now is the time to get out there and make smart, strategic fire ant treatments! This link will take you …

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Grilling Tips

Hey everyone! This is Zach Troutman, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. With the weather …

Biosecurity on the Farm

The day after Christmas my wife and daughter entered a plane at Raleigh/Durham Airport and stepped off in London, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Growing Jerusalem Artichokes

This publication offers information on the Jerusalem artichoke, (Helianthus tuberosus L.), also known as sunchoke, …

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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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Industrial Hemp in North Carolina: A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Contracts

This guide provides an overview of contraction options for the growing industrial hemp industry in …

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Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

As heat stress is one of the most significant management challenges facing the N.C. turkey …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

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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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Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

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