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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.

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2019 Pesticide Collection Day!

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center will …

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Landscape Drafting and Design

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 1-4 p.m. Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center, 120 Hospital Ave., Room 2 Participants will …

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Amazing Grazing After 30 Years

Amazing Grazing after 30 years. Dr. Matt Poore Department of Animal Science North Carolina State University The Amazing Grazing program was founded …

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Got Land?

NC FarmLink is N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s newest innovation to connect farmers and landowners across the state. The goal …

2019 Edible Plant Sale!

This year, in addition to the blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries, we will also be offering figs, muscadines, table grapes, …


Growing PawPaws Class

Monday, March 11, 2019-5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center Room 2, 120 Hospital Ave, NE Suite …

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Spring Gardening Classes 2019 Announced

Announcing : Spring Gardening Series 2019! From firewise landscape principles for the home to growing pawpaw trees, this spring’s gardening …

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Safe Plates Offered in May 2019

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative …

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The Hype on Hemp

As most have heard by now, it became possible to legally grow industrial hemp in North Carolina in 2017 …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Disease Control

This publication covers disease control in a variety of crops.

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Plant Growth Regulators

This publication explains plant growth regulators for a variety of crops.

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Chemical Weed Control

This publication covers chemical weed control and weed response to a variety of crops.

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Insect and Disease Control of Fruits

This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and …

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Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

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Fertilizer Use

This publication offers fertilizer suggestions for a variety of crops, including field, pasture and hay …

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2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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