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Agriculture Is Vital to Stanly County

Stanly County agriculture is vital to our economy, community, and environment. Without agriculture in Stanly County, the local economy would …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

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2019 Cotton Field Day

Cotton Field Day at Herlocker Farms September 25th 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Walk the variety strip trial, discuss and view the …

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2019 Fall Ag Tour

Our Fall Ag Tour is quickly approaching and spaces are limited. Give us a call and get signed up!! …

Insect Control on Forage Crops

R. Brandenburg, D.D. Reisig, and T.L. Billeisen, Entomology and Plant Pathology Insects pests of pastures and forage crops are often …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Raspberries are delicious and nutritious addition to the home garden. However, raspberries can be difficult …

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Adaptive Wheat Management: Increasing Wheat Yield by Adjusting for Weather Conditions

Variable growing environments for wheat can lead to challenges from one season to another. Adaptive …

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Specialty Crops in North Carolina: Acreage and Distribution

With the increasing diversity of North Carolina agriculture, it is important to document and assess …

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Managing Drought on Nursery Crops

Drought has always caused nursery crop producers great concern. If irrigation water becomes limiting, growers …

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Lettuce

This publication discusses growing and harvesting head lettuce, the most important salad vegetable grown in …

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 …

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …