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Why are NC State Extension and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talking about rapidly developing farmland? What …

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Update on the Final Rule for Hemp

3/8/2021 – Today the USDA announced they have completed their review and are moving forward with the Final Rule …

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Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

7 days ago

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

7 days ago
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Prevention and Management of Frost Injury in Wine Grapes

This factsheet provides recommended practices and management strategies for protecting wine grapes from spring frost …

1 week ago
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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

3 weeks agoInvasive Forest Pests

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

4/12/21
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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

2/26/21

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

2/22/21