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Marestail - Weed ID Wednesday

Marestail, also known as horseweed, is a common occurrence across pastures, haylands, and row crop fields. It can be …

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Vetch - Weed ID Wednesday

Vetch can be both useful and concerning, depending on how much and where it is growing. It has a …

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Plantain - Weed ID Wednesday

Plantain can be found across pastures, hayfields, yards, and even turf. You may recognize it from it’s long stem …

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Dogfennel - Weed ID Wednesday

Have you scouted any of your pastures or hayfields yet? If you haven’t, this week’s weed is the perfect …

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Thistle - Weed ID

Thistle is hard to miss with it’s large growth pattern and aggressive spines. It will bloom in it’s second …

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Milkweed- Weed ID Wednesday

If you have been out walking your pastures or hayfields lately, you may have come across some actively growing …

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Buttercup - Weed ID Wednesday

Are your pastures filled with pretty little yellow flowers right now? While there are different kinds of this weed …

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Pasture Management Webinar Series

Please see the following information on a webinar series being offered on pasture management! This is a great time …

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

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Green Cloverworm in Soybean

This Soybean Insect Factsheet describes the biology, identification, and control of green cloverworm in soybeans …

Peanut Disease Management

This publication, chapter 6 of the 2020 Peanut Information handbook, provides details on how to …

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