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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.

Pesticides on a Shelf

Drop Off Unwanted Pesticides April 28

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a non-regulatory and cost-free program, in …

fermented pickles, cucumbers, "Learn to Ferment" Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kombucha, yogurt, pickles

Learn to Ferment in Online Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to ferment foods? In this five-week series, we will demonstrate and share resources …

Sweet Potato Fries on a plate

March Is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and while it is still cold outside there are plenty of vegetables “in season” …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

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

39 minutes agoEntomology Insect Notes
one tomato plant with normal growth, the other with epinasty

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

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

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Visitors enjoy the pumpkin season at a farm in North Carolina

Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

5 days ago
Person in field with miscanthus growing above head height

Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

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What Is Solar?

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

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

7/14/21

Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

7/9/21