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Agriculture & Food

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.

Cover photo for June Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

June Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Exobasidium Disease in Blueberries

Exobasidium Disease in Blueberries

I recently visited a small Chatham County blueberry farm and found some of the bushes were infected with Exobasidium, …

Cover photo for Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

Virtual Pollinator Field Day Monday, June 22, 2020 3–5 p.m. The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance invites you to kick off National …

Cover photo for Late May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Late May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Early May Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Late April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Late April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Cover photo for Early April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Early April Blooms in Pollinator Paradise

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie …

Wheel bug nymphs emerging.

Birth of an Assassin!

The wheel bug, Arilus cristatus, is North Carolina’s largest assassin bug. It gets its name from the prominent spiny …

Willow Griffith demonstrated Roman Riding at the Livestock Arena.

Spring Ag Fest is CANCELED

The Chatham County Spring Ag Fest that was scheduled for March 28, 2020, at the Chatham County Agriculture & …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Bar graphs comparing N plus P results with N only

Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response

Phosphorus (P) is the second most important nutrient in crop production but is often found …

3 days agoSoilFacts

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

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Two spotted spider mites

Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

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Photo of collard greens leaves.

Collard Greens

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
Moth resting on cloth

Green Cloverworm in Soybean

This Soybean Insect Factsheet describes the biology, identification, and control of green cloverworm in soybeans …

Peanut Disease Management

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2020 Peanut Information handbook, provides details on how to …

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