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Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula (White)) is a new invasive insect that was first identified in Berks County in …

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V Pesticide Classes Offered

When: February 5, 2019, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. and February 26, 2019, from 1–3 p.m. Please call 828.757.1290 for more information. Where: N.C. …

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2019 Southern Farm Show Trip

The Southern Farm Show takes place at the NC State Fairgrounds each January. The show hosts key industry events …

Grain Bin Dangers video screen

Understanding Grain Bin Hazards

Grain bins pose serious risks to farmworkers and their families. Watch this video, created by N.C. Cooperative Extension Service …

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Cattlemen's Meeting, August 28, 2018

When: August 28, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Beef Cattle, 4613 Hickory Nut Ridge Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630 Register online …

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Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production

This factsheet describes how to process mature sweet sorghum into ethanol and how this process …

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Ethanol and Two-Stroke Cycle Engines: Impacts of an Alternative Fuel in Small Engines

Because ethanol has different combustion characteristics than gasoline, some people suggest it will cause harm …

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Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing

To apply restricted-use pesticides to agricultural commodities, you must be certified or be supervised by …

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Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm resulted in water damage to a pesticide …

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Avoiding Tobacco Curing Losses Due to Electrical Failures

This publication for tobacco growers describes steps that can be taken to avoid or minimize …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Controlling Damage in Pesticide Storage Facilities on the Farm

This publication for farmers covers the guidelines to deal with pesticide storage facilities that may …

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Reconditioning Flood-Damaged Farm Equipment

This publication offers information how to recondition farm equipment that has been submerged in floodwaters.

Reconditioning Flood-Damaged Tractors

This publication offers information on how to clean and recondition tractors that have been submerged …