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Agriculture & Food

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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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Perilla Mint - Weed ID Wednesday

Perilla Mint, also known as beefsteak plant, Chinese basil or purple mint, might be useful for other things, but is …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Visitors enjoy the pumpkin season at a farm in North Carolina

Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

5 days ago
Person in field with miscanthus growing above head height

Miscanthus: An Environmental Choice for Marginal Lands

This publication discusses the environmental benefits of planting miscanthus — a tall, perennial grass — …

7 days ago
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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Farm locations of study participants.

North Carolina Women’s Success in Agritourism: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

3 weeks ago

Conducting a Bioassay For Herbicide Residues

General guidelines on how to conduct a bioassay for herbicide residues in soil.

3 weeks ago

Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of market gardens for small and beginning farmers in North …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

7/9/21
Graph of H-2A positions certified in NC 2016-2021

The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

7/9/21