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2021 WNC AgOptions Grant Cycle Now Open

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With …

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Avery County Community Gardens

The community gardens, located at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Avery County Center, are producing an abundance of food this season. …

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Hay Testing for Livestock

To properly assess the quality of hay, you must conduct a forage test. Hay may look “good,” but it is …

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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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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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Grain Pea Production in North Carolina

This publication discusses the findings of applied research conducted to answer production questions about growing …

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Aerial Web Blight

This soybean disease factsheet covers aerial web blight, a generally minor disease of soybean in …

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Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus of Soybean

This soybean disease information factsheet describes the symptoms and disease cycle of the cowpea chlorotic …

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Tobacco Ringspot Virus of Soybean

Tobacco ringspot virus is a disease of soybean in North Carolina. This factsheet offers information …

Bacterial Blight of Soybean

This factsheet discusses bacterial blight of soybean in North Carolina.

Sting Nematode of Soybean

This soybean diseases factsheet discusses sting nematodes, a minor pest of soybean in North Carolina.

Stubby Root Nematode of Soybean

This factsheet summarizes the symptoms and management of stubby root nematodes in soybean in North …