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Tomato Grafting Workshop

The Caldwell County Extension Service is hosting a tomato grafting workshop on Friday, December 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 …

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Harlequin Bugs and Bull Nettle

This week has generated several good questions from farmers and gardeners. I am sharing two selected questions I think …

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Protecting Pollinators

Pollination is essential for the production of many crops. In fact, it is estimated that one-third of our diets …

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Dallisgrass

Summer is when dallisgrass shows itself along roadsides, pastures, hay fields and lawns. It puts up a distinctive seed …

Yellow Wheat Problems?

There are some fields of yellow wheat in Caldwell. The fields I have looked are yellow because of a …

kudzu bug

Kudzu Bugs

This week’s warm temperatures have generated lots of kudzu bug calls. The bugs have been with us all winter, but …

nodules on crowder pea root.

Covercrops

I have had several gardeners ask me about cover crops. Cover crops are essentially plants that are grown in …

Moles

This week Carl Kirk asked me to share some information about moles. I know others, like Carl, are having …

Field Crops in Caldwell County

Traditional field crops — tobacco, soybeans, corn, forages and small grains — are raised in Caldwell County. Extension helps …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

Chapter 3: Crop Production Management - Corn

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide covers key management practices for …

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Chapter 5: Crop Production Management - Organic Soybeans

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide covers key management practices for …

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Chapter 4: Crop Production Management - Organic Wheat and Small Grains

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide covers key management practices for …

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Chapter 6: Soil Management

This chapter from the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide discusses the organic standards for …

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Organic Certification for Field Crops: A Guide

This guide provides an overview of the organic certification process and describes the records that …

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Resources

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide offers a list of resources …

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Chapter 10: Marketing Organic Grain Crops and Budgets

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide offers enterprise budgets for organic …

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Chapter 8: Rolled Cover Crop Mulches for Organic Corn and Soybean Production

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide discusses rolled cover crop mulches …

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