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2019 NC Farm School Northern Piedmont

JOIN US FOR OUR INTEREST MEETINGS!! R.S.V.P. online at www.ncfarmschool.com November 27th at 7:00 p.m. Durham County Center 721 Foster Street Durham, NC November 29th at …

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Orange County LocalFest

LocalFest is a celebration of all things local! Local food, music, art, businesses, and entrepreneurs, as well as, the culture and …

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Isn't Always the Mayonnaise!

Summertime Food Safety More than any other time during the year, Summer inspires us to participate in outdoor activities, gatherings, and …

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Preserve at Home! Classes

It’s that time of the year when we take out our hot water bath and pressure canners to preserve the …

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

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What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …