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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.

Glyphosate Questions?

In light of the recent jury based court decision in California, N.C. Cooperative Extension agents and NC State University …

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Greenline

Bring your garden questions, samples or photos to the back porch of the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center from …

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OBX Living Series

The OBX Living Series, a program of Dare County N.C. Cooperative Extension, is designed for youth and adults who …

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2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Master Gardener℠ volunteer program ofDare County. No formal training is necessary to …

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New Ag Tech in Dare County

We are happy to announce Amy Jordan as our new Agricultural Technician Program Assistant. She is a recent transplant …

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Hurricane Preparedness

A good rule of thumb with any potential disaster is to hope for the best, but plan for the …

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Dare Master Gardener Receives Award!

Local resident and Master Gardener℠ volunteer, Chris Stadther, received a 2018 NCEMGVA Outstanding Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Award on June …

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Mailing Food Gifts

Whether you are mailing Christmas goodies to your grandchildren in the next state or your soldier across the ocean, …

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Contaminated Organic Insecticide Products

The attachments listed below provide important information on recently detected contamination of organic insecticide products containing azadirachtin. Some of …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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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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 …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …