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Aquatic Weed Control Information

As air temperatures continue to rise, water temperatures are also rising, causing growth of plant species in ponds and …

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Share the Harvest

“Share the Harvest” is a program that has been in place for seven years, helping provide fresh local produce …

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Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead Meds Thursdays, August 2-September 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm COST: $40 The Med Instead of Meds class series will help …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer

Tuesdays, July 24-October 2, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (No class August 7) COST: $50 EMFV program is delivered through North Carolina …

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NCDA&CS Expects Good Blueberry Crop Through July

Dexter Hill, marketing specialist NCDA&CS Marketing Division 252-527-7125; dexter.hill@ncagr.gov RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the 2018 blueberry season is shaping up …

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Safe Plates Certification

NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by NC State University. Certification is based on passing …

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Local Food Guide!

This Local Food Guide is designed to make consumers aware of the benefits of buying and eating local food …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

This apple pathology factsheet describes apple powdery mildew, including identification and disease management.

CAR on leaf

Cedar Apple Rust

This apple pathology factsheet describes cedar apple rust and provides a brief overview of other …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

2 weeks ago
Gala FS

Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This Apple Pathology Factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …

Map showing North Carolina counties with BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

3 weeks ago

Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

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

6/19/18

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

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

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Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

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

6/19/18