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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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2018 NC State Tobacco Tour

We’re pleased to announce that the 2018 NC State University Tobacco Tour has been scheduled and that registration is …

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2019 NC State Tobacco Short Course

Applications are now available for the 2019 NC State University Tobacco Short Course. The program will begin on Monday, …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Sulfur Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of sulfur deficiency. These images …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Potassium Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of potassium deficiency. These images …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Phosphorus Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of phosphorus deficiency. These images …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Nitrogen Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency. These images …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Development of an Online Nutrient Disorder Diagnostic Key for Tobacco Over the next few weeks, we will …

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Video Guide to Tobacco Insect Scouting

Graduate student Jeremy Slone is an expert in tobacco insect scouting methods, having recently defended his masters thesis, “Overcoming …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

May 29th– As the 2016 tobacco season rolls into June the crop as a whole still looks very solid in …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

2 weeks ago
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Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

2 weeks ago
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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

2 weeks ago

Abbreviated Guide to Creating a Livestock Food Safety Plan Under the Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Rule

This guide outlines steps that a facility producing livestock food could follow when developing its …

2 weeks ago
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Extrusion Processing: A Versatile Technology for Producing Foods and Feeds

This factsheet introduces extrusion as a food and feed production process. Topics include the basic …

10/30/20
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

10/30/20
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20