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Farm School Summit - August 28

Considering starting a small farm venture? Want to learn more about sustainable farming methods, small scale livestock and produce …

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Blight Threatens Tomato Season

When most people think of the word “blight,” they think of a disease that spreads rapidly. When growing tomatoes in …

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Disease Knocks Out Cucumbers

You may have never heard of cucurbit downy mildew. But you’ve probably seen it if you grow melons, cucumbers, …

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Early Blight Reported on Tomatoes

A sample of tomato leaves with early blight was brought to our office yesterday. Early blight, caused by the funugs Alternaria …

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Organic Gardening

Ask any gardener what they consider to be organic gardening, and you’ll hear a variety of answers. If you …

The Benefits of Being a Locavore

Are you a locavore? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a locavore as someone who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. There …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

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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. …

4 days ago
Cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This factsheet covers downy mildew disease in cucurbits, including identification, transmission and disease management and …

Colletotrichum spores

Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

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

Spittlebug nymphs.

Spittlebug in Strawberries

This publication describes the spittlebug and its impacts on the North Carolina strawberry crop.

7/19/18

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

Blossom blight

Fire Blight

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

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

This apple pathology factsheet describes apple powdery mildew, including identification and disease management.

Pseudoperonospora humuli

Hop Downy Mildew

This factsheet offers information on the identification and control of hop downy mildew, a fungus …