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Cover photo for Harrison Farms Microgreens

Harrison Farms Microgreens

Outer Banks checklist: Beautiful beaches? Check. Atlantic Ocean? Check. Amazing sunrises and sunsets? Check. Locally grown microgreens? Check. Wait, …

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Pressure Canner Testing

You CAN Preserve Local Foods Pressure Canner Testing Spring is finally here! And with it comes a bounty of fresh, delicious …

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Strawberry Jam Class

Would you like to learn how to preserve strawberries? Join Dare County Cooperative Extension for our first canning class …

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Slash Creek Oyster Farm

As the saying goes, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” And some might add that …

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Pesticide Safety School

It’s that time of year! Landscape professionals, private farmers, and professional pesticide applicators can register now for Pesticide Safety …

Save the Bees!

Join SAS for its Upcoming Twitter #SASchat Interested in learning about how technology, data and analytics can drive better management decisions …

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It's Pumpkin Palooza! CANCELLED

It’s fall, y’all! And that means it’s pumpkin season! We’re all set to prepare both sweet and savory dishes …

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Fig Jam - Canning Class

Figs are a delicious accompaniment to many meals – sweet or savory. Learn how to make Fig Jam using …

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Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook

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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

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2020 Uniform Peanut Performance Tests

This report provides the results of the 2020 tests conducted to evaluate the commercial potential …

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Investigating Cover Crop Mulches in North Carolina Cotton Production

This publication discusses the methods and results of a study researching the benefits of cover …

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Management Guide for Sour Rot in North Carolina

This publication gives an overview of sour-rot management in European-style grapevines in North Carolina. We …

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Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Gray Leaf Spot of Tomato

This publication describes gray leaf spot of tomato. Disease management options are provided for conventional …

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