As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
Remember to water according to plant needs. Vegetables and newly established plants require more frequent watering than established lawns and plants. Sandy soil requires more frequent watering than heavier soils. Mulch plants to MORE »
Charlotte Glen shares her knowledge for planning for native plants in your landscape including plant considerations, soils and soil testing, water, and sun. TRANSCRIPT JOHNSON This is Getting Dirty in Your Garden, brought MORE »– from Extension Gardener
July 27, 2016 from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed in Tift County, Georgia, earlier today, on soybeans in a Sentinel MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
Tobacco Research Update: Nitrogen Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency. These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The Fall 2016 Pesticide School Schedule is now available for registrants who are seeking initial licensing in one or more pesticide subcategories. To register for a school, go to one of the links below. MORE »– from Pesticide Safety
Fork 2 Farmer Film Release Local foodies will be happy to learn that there’s two new Fork 2 Farmer films to watch set in North Carolina. Spring’s Lenoir County film features Vivian Howard, James MORE »– from Tourism Extension
Thank you to all the youth that competed at the 2016 NC State 4-H Horse Show. In the end, 311 horse/rider combos showed in 138 different classes. Across the 16 divisions, there were MORE »– from Equine Husbandry