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Christmas Tree Farming in Avery County

Christmas tree farming in Avery County is becoming “sustainable”. Sustainable agriculture means the farming practices are friendly to the soil, water, wildlife, …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

Figure 1. Map of long-term tillage and cropping trials located a

Soil Health: What Does it Mean in North Carolina?

This publication compares the Haney and Cornell soil health tests on three long-term trials. It …

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Illustration showing the water cycle

A Gardener's Guide to Protecting Water Quality

This publication discusses ways that gardeners can protect water quality and avoid runoff and soil …

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Figure 1. Effective discharge determination from sediment rating

Finding Bankfull Stage in North Carolina Streams

This River Course publication is part of a factsheet series developed to provide information and …

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Figure 1. Regular flushing using a flushing riser assembly

Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …

Fig. 1. Typical Components of Subsurface Drip Irrigation System.

SDI Considerations for North Carolina Growers and Producers

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is the practice of installing drip irrigation below the ground. SDI …

Strip-till equipment in field

Selecting a Strip-Till Rig

Selecting the right tool for a job is essential. When that tool is as important …