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How to Start a Victory Garden

It is no wonder that with job losses, remote working, children at home, social distancing and self-isolation there is …

Black Vulture Issues in Livestock

In various parts of the country, including NC, Black Vultures have become an increasingly large problem for livestock producers. …

Spotted Lantern Fly Update

The Spotted Lantern Fly is an invasive species of insects that feeds on the sap of a broad number …

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Hummus Is Yummus

Did you stock up on canned or dry beans? Here is a great recipe to use them. If you …

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Minerals for Beef Cattle

Please, see below for a PowerPoint with information on the importance of minerals for beef cattle, and how to …

2020 Basic Beekeeper Class

If you have the desire to become a beekeeper or just want to be better educated about honeybees, please …

NC Landscape Contractors' Workshop

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center will be hosting the annual Landscape Contractors’ Workshop on Thursday, February 13, 2020, …

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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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

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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 …

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Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

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

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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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Collard Greens

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

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Kale

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

3 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It