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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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Leland Cypress Needle Drop

This time of year leyland cypress shed their older needles. Needle drop, or needle shedding, is more pronounced this …

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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 …

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Extension Gardener Spring Newsletter

The Extension Gardener newsletter is written by horticultural experts with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Each issue provides timely …

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Design Plans

One of the things that I’ve always loved about agriculture and farming is the opportunity to be inventive and …

Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

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Options for Backyard Stream Repair

This publication discusses strategies and techniques for stabilizing stream banks where erosion is an issue.

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Fig 1. Development in coastal towns increases stormwater runoff

Dune Infiltration Systems for Reducing Stormwater Discharge to Coastal Recreational Beaches

An innovative Dune Infiltration System (DIS) has been developed to help prevent polluted stormwater from …

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Load-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the load-area method, one of the two methods in which semi-solid animal …

Weight-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the weight-area method, one of the two methods in which solid or …

Balancing Agricultural Productivity with Ground-Based Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development

The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which solar photovoltaic facilities …

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Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Photovoltaics

This paper addresses the potential health and safety impacts of solar photovoltaic development in North …

6/19/18

Organizing a Community Recycling Program

This publication outlines key elements that local governments should consider when planning, implementing, publicizing and …

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

Increasingly, food service managers are choosing to recover and reuse food scraps and other organic …