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Cover photo for Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …


Coastal Plains Chicken Project

The Coastal Plains Chicken Project registration is officially out! The registration deadline is January 22nd but there are a limited …

Solar Energy Information Workshop

“What solar farms mean to you, your county, and your state.” Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pender County …

Cover photo for 4-H Youth Goat Show 2015

4-H Youth Goat Show 2015

The Pender County Goat Show will be held at the Cape Fear Fair and Expo on Saturday Oct. 31, …

Field Corn Variety Demonstration Sites

Extension agents from eight southeast NC counties planted field corn variety demonstration plots in 11 locations. Anyone interested in …

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Found in NC

Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in North Carolina for the first time. The detection was made in …

TS Beryl Crop Damage

Tropical Storm Beryl moved into Pender County Wednesday morning, May 30, 2012 and laid down a lot of water. …

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.


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