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Does Your Family Love Cows?

Did you know that youth have a chance to attend the State Cattlemen’s Convention near our county? I call …

2017 Southwest Piedmont Soybean Trial Results

Gaston County Brand Variety Maturity Herb. Trait Yield (bu./ac) Croplan RX5137S 5.1 Xtend 60.8 Croplan RX4825 4.8 Xtend 60.6 USG 7487XTS 4.8 Xtend 60.1 Pioneer 55A49X 5.5 Xtend 59.2 Asgrow 59X7 5.9 Xtend 58.1 Seedway SG5616 5.6 RR2Y 55.5 Pioneer 52A26R 5.2 RR 52.6 Asgrow 55X7 5.5 Xtend 50.8 Southern States 5511NR2 5.5 RR2Y 50.6 Southern States 5917NSX 5.9 Xtend 48.8 Credenz 6060RY 6.0 RR2Y 45.7 USG 75B75R 5.7 RR2Y 42.4 Cleveland and Lincoln County (averaged across two locations) Brand Variety Maturity Herb. Trait Yield (bu./ac) Asgrow 49X6 4.9 Xtend 45.8 Dyna-Gro S56XT98 5.6 Xtend 45.2 Dyna-Gro SX17869XT 6.9 Xtend 42.7 Dyna-Gro S48XS78 4.8 Xtend 40.2 Progeny 6710RY 6.7 RR2Y 40.2 Asgrow 59X7 5.9 Xtend 39.6 Progeny 5752RY 5.7 RR2Y 38.8 Asgrow 69X6 6.9 Xtend 38.4 Dyna-Gro S75XT26 7.5 Xtend 38.0 Asgrow 75X6 7.5 Xtend 37.0 Progeny 4757RY 4.7 RR2Y 36.2 Progeny 7516RX 7.5 Xtend 36.1 *These are non-replicated strip trial …

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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, …

Stoudemire/Terracing Scholarship

The Lincoln County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the George A. Stoudemire scholarship and the …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

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Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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Nitrogen deficiency

Tobacco - Nitrogen (N) Deficiency

By far, nitrogen (N) is the most widely applied nutrient for plant growth. It …

Scouting for Freeze Injury in Winter Wheat

This publication covers the signs and symptoms of freeze injury in winter wheat.

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NC Industrial Hemp Posters

Posters available to print regarding industrial hemp in North Carolina.

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Strawberries

How to manage pesticides to control insects, diseases, weeds and other crop pests of strawberries …