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NC Cotton Field Day Canceled

The NC Cotton Field Day, previously scheduled for this Thursday, September 13, 2018, has been canceled and will not …

Ban on Chlorpyrifos Sales

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop chlorpyrifos sales …

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Monitor Black Light Data

Monitoring black lights results affords the opportunity to evaluate key insect pest intensity and duration. With time, data can …

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

16 hours ago
The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

1 week ago
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Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

2 weeks ago
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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

2 weeks ago

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …