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What Are Microgreens?

Sprouts, microgreens, and baby greens are very young, tender plants, used as salads or garnishes on many types of …

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2018 Southern Farm Show

The Caldwell Farm Bureau (http://www.ncfb.org/Counties/Caldwell) has chartered a bus for Caldwell farmers and residents to attend the show. The …

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Corn Trials in Caldwell County

The United States Department of Agriculture published its first corn yield estimate in 1866. The corn yield was 26 …

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Local Food- for Sale All Winter!

While it’s colder outside and our gardens have gotten sleepy or been put “to bed”, many local farmers still …

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Fall Gardening Series Offered

Looking for ways to extend the harvest from your garden, or fill in empty beds you have cleared out …

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Seed Shopping

For those of us who love gardening, seed shopping in the winter can make us feel like kids in …

Soybean Rust Update

Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed in more counties in the Gulf states than this early, in any previous …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Evaluating Damage from Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

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Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

This apple pathology factsheet describes Glomerella leaf spot and fruit rot in apple, including identification …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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Fire Blight

This apple pathology factsheet describes fire blight in apple, including identification and disease management.

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Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This apple pathology factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …