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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Pitt County Fair 4-H Livestock Show

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Entry deadline: September 12 Livestock Show Rules and Regulations & Entry Form …

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Peanut Pod Blasting

September 9, 2019 – J.P. Davenport and Son 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5961 US -264, Greenville, NC 27834 September 11, 2019 …

Organic Business Planning Workshops

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Catawba County Cooperative Extension Office Registration Fee: $25 ————————————————— Dates: January 30, 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Wake County Cooperative Extension …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be difficult …

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Adaptive Wheat Management: Increasing Wheat Yield by Adjusting for Weather Conditions

Variable growing environments for wheat can lead to challenges from one season to another. Adaptive …

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Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution

With the increasing diversity of North Carolina agriculture, it is important to document and assess …

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Managing Drought on Nursery Crops

Drought has always caused nursery crop producers great concern. If irrigation water becomes limiting, growers …

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Lettuce

This publication discusses growing and harvesting head lettuce, the most important salad vegetable grown in …

Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …