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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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Waste Samples: Kits, Fees, and FAQ

You can pick up our Waste Sample kits at our office: N.C. Cooperative Extension – Onslow County Center 4024 Richlands Hwy. …

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Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

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Zebra Mussel Alert!

This is a re-post of information put out by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission regarding zebra mussels in aquarium moss …

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Podcast!

Why are NC State Extension and N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talking about rapidly developing farmland? What …

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Curious About Soil?

If you are curious to know more about soil, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has a variety …

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Pastures 101 (2021)

Our Pastures 101 class was held on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on Zoom. This class …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

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

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

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Estimating Available Time to Plant and Harvest Peanuts

This publication looks at historical records to estimate the number of days available for planting …

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

4/14/21
Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4/14/21

Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

4/12/21

Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

4/5/21