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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

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

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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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …