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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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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 …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

April 19th– Once again, it’s been a week or so since our last update. Things have been very, very quiet …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

March 15th, 2016 Fertilizer materials continue to be major talking points with producer’s and Extension Agents. It’s safe to assume …

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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

March 9th, 2016 It’s never too early to start thinking about a weed management plan. Coming out of a year …

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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 …

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Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning soil sampling. Proper testing allows …

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

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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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Soybean Deer Damage

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

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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