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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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Place Your Order for a Live Hog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, many livestock farmers across the state have been faced with chickens and hogs ready …

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Tomato Diseases

Most gardeners and farmers in the mountains have problems with tomato diseases. High humidity, foggy mornings, and 60+ inches …

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Horticultural Science Summer Institute

Love wandering around gardens? Marveling over plants in the nursery? Eating blistered shishito peppers? Join us for an online, curated experience of …

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Testing the Soil for Success

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center is offering a webinar entitled Testing the Soil for Success. The class will …

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Asian Giant Hornet ID Guide

A Side by Side Comparison of the Asian Giant Hornet and Other Insects The following are some insects that might …

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Beginner Farmer Online Series

Extension agents always have clients ask them, “I have some land that I want to do something with. Tell …

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Turkey Talking 101

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, he obviously noticed its fascinating characteristics and appeal. …

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SNAP Online Pilot Program for NC

Some great news for NC! However, please be advised that only Walmart and Amazon are authorized retailers for the SNAP …

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Request for PPE to USDA

USDA Collecting Information on Personal Protective Equipment Needs of our Farming Community The USDA is collecting information on growers ability …

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Small Business Assistance Including Farms

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who …

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Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Deer damage

Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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Adult Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetles in North Carolina Grapes

The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a minor pest of grapes in North Carolina with …

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Adult beetles are green with hints of bronze.

Green June Bug in North Carolina Grapes

The green June bug (Cotinus nitida) is an occasional pest of grapes in North Carolina. …

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Spider mite adults

Spider Mites in Soybean

This factsheet describes identifying and controlling spider mites in soybeans in North Carolina.