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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Small Fruit Workshop

Nothing is better than fresh-picked berries to sweeten up a warm summer’s day and let’s face it, store-bought berries …

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2019 Recap

Each year, N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck County takes an opportunity to reflect upon the previous year’s work and …

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Currituck Landscaper’s School

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is hosting a “Landscapers School” on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 9 a.m.–noon. …

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Greenhouse Workshop

Have you ever wanted your own greenhouse, but you do not know where to begin? Do you currently have …

rare tuna steak

 Adult Seafood Cooking Class

Here in Currituck, we have a great resource for local and delicious food. Join N.C. Cooperative Extension on February …

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Currituck Holiday Festivities

Join us for the 2019 Currituck Holiday Festivities! Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! On …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

There is still time to create and submit your entries for the 2019 Homegrown and Homemade contest held at …

2 boxes of acorn squash

Local Foods Newsletter - October

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s Local Food Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

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Fall Soil Sampling

Fall is upon us, and though summer is over and school is back in session, gardening is far from …

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Concrete Paver Workshop

Make a simple backyard beautiful and extend your living space to the outdoors with a paver patio, pathway, or …

purple, green and red grapes

Local Food Newsletter - September

Welcome to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Local Foods Newsletter! This month’s edition will be focused on …

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Kid's Garden Party

Join us for a fun time in our community garden! We will explore some of the fun things that …

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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Join us for the annual Homegrown and Handmade contest held in conjunction with the Currituck Heritage Festival on Saturday, …

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The tomato is a warm season crop. With special production practices you can produce your …

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

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