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Cover photo for BEES Academy March 3-4, 2020

BEES Academy March 3-4, 2020

If you are interested in learning more about beekeeping at an intermediate level or want to prep for the …

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Pastured Poultry Workshop

Pastured Poultry Workshop December 2, 2019, from 6–8 p.m. Jones County Civic Center Registration …

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Fruit Rot on Eggplant

The NC Plant Disease and Insect Clinic recently diagnosed the fruit rot on this eggplant as Phomopsis blight; Fruit …

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Fall Invaders

In spite of our continued warm weather, several of our typical cool-weather pests have begun their fall invasion of …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

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Fresh Market Tomato Production Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina

The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …