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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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May Is National Beef Month!

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Whether enjoying a tasty cheeseburger or a juicy ribeye, beef is a healthy and …

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WNC Spring Livestock Update

This event is free. To register, please visit the Eventbrite registration page. June 4, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WNC …

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When Do We Get Frost in NC?

Having up-to-date information is important for any gardener, no matter the size of the operation. Attached below are links …

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Saving Milk

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2021 AgOptions Grant

Intent to apply deadline October 23, 2020; Application deadline at noon on November 20, 2020. Press Release– ASHEVILLE, N.C. — WNC …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Verticillium Wilt of Tomato and Eggplant

This disease factsheet is a brief description of Verticillium wilt of tomato and eggplant. Symptoms, …

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Fusarium Wilt of Tomato

This disease factsheet describes Fusarium wilt of tomato. Symptoms, pathogen, environmental conditions, and management are …

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Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

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Forage Conservation Techniques: Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

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Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

It is economically and technically infeasible for producers to exclude all pathogens from their herds. …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

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Clubroot of Brassicas

The pathogen, host plants, symptoms and management of clubroot, a disease of crucifer crops, are …