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Cover photo for 2023 WNC AgOptions Grant

2023 WNC AgOptions Grant

WNC Communities administers the WNC AgOptions grant, which provides funding to farmers who are diversifying their farm business. In preparation …

Cover photo for 2023 Haywood County Fair Poultry Show

2023 Haywood County Fair Poultry Show

Standard, Bantam, Duck, Geese, Guinea and Turkey Show Schedule: All poultry MUST be blood tested Wednesday, September 27 between 4:00 p.m. …

Cover photo for Pesticide Collection Day

Pesticide Collection Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is …

Cover photo for WNC Beef Commission Tour

WNC Beef Commission Tour

WNC Beef Cattle Commission strengthens the beef cattle market in the mountains through educational programs and opportunities. Join us …

Cover photo for WNC Beef Commission Beef Tour

WNC Beef Commission Beef Tour

Save the Date! All Beef producers are welcome! We will be traveling to Watauga County to tour for the day; …

Cover photo for Eating Appalachian: All About Ramps

Eating Appalachian: All About Ramps

April means RAMPS in Western North Carolina! Ramp digging and making lovely Appalachian meals with the wonderful wild onion …

Cover photo for 2023 Grower's Certificates Information

2023 Grower's Certificates Information

Grower’s Certificates are maintained by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center to certify producers who are selling agricultural products grown in …

Cover photo for Youth Dairy Holiday Photo Contest

Youth Dairy Holiday Photo Contest

Each year, the Dairy Photo Contest allows youth to put their creative talents to use to develop a message about the dairy industry …

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Corn Ear Rots: Managing Mold and Mycotoxins

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This publication discusses nutrient removal by crops, which is useful in comparing the nutrient demands …

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Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Gray Leaf Spot in Corn

This corn disease information note offers information on the symptoms and management of gray leaf …

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Good Soil Management Helps Protect Groundwater

This publication discusses best practices management to prevent agricultural activities from contaminating groundwater. It covers …

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Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

An introduction to soil acidity and liming for farmers and gardeners to increase crop income …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …