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Cover photo for 2018 Northeast Ag Expo

2018 Northeast Ag Expo

The Northeast Ag Expo is held each year on the last Thursday in July. This event highlights the latest …

Healthy Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

The First Fruits of Summer

We have reached the official start of summer which means that we are beginning to enjoy fresh, delicious vegetables …

Soybean field

Soybeans: The Ultimate Legume

If you’ve ever driven through northeast North Carolina during the summer months and wondered, “What’s in that field?”, it …

Cover photo for Currituck Extension Impacts - 2017

Currituck Extension Impacts - 2017

NC State Extension in Currituck recently addressed the Board of Commissioners to share impacts from the 2017 program year. …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

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

CAR on leaf

Cedar Apple Rust

This apple pathology factsheet describes cedar apple rust and provides a brief overview of other …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

2 weeks ago
Gala FS

Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This Apple Pathology Factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …

Map showing North Carolina counties with BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

6/26/18

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

Food Recovery and Waste Reduction

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

Figure 1. Food scraps for composting.

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

6/19/18