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Black Vulture Issues in Livestock

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

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Let’s Talk About Risk: A Guide to Identifying, Assessing, Managing, and Communicating Risk

This publication outlines and describes core concepts of risk that are used in various environmental, …

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Conectando NC: Manteniendonos Informados y Conectados Usando Nuestros Celulares (Connecting NC: Staying Informed and Connected Using Your Smartphone)

This publication provides information for farmworkers about how to use their smartphones to access emergency, …

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

4/24/23

Freehand (dimethenamid-p + pendimethalin)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Freehand (dimethenamid-p + pendimethalin).

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

4/21/23
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Working Safely: Ergonomic Issues in Christmas Tree Harvest

This publication discusses ergonomic practices that can be implemented during Christmas tree harvests to reduce …

Road Map to the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

This publication provides a simplified tool that can quickly guide farm managers, handlers, workers, and …

3/31/23
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Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

3/17/23