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Agriculture & Food

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.

Vomiting and Fecal Episodes

This Infosheet offers information on sanitation and clean-up guidelines after vomit or fecal episodes. In 2011, more than 80 …

Be Ready for Storms

This Food Safety Infosheet covers food safety in the wake of a disaster or emergency. Information on what refrigerated …

Easter Food Safety Risks

This Food Safety Infosheet covers safety pointers for handling chicks and ducklings, as well as cooking and dyeing eggs …

Puking Cheerleader Leads to Outbreak

A cheerleading competition in Washington was the backdrop for an outbreak of norovirus. This Food Safety Infosheet describes steps …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4 days ago
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Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning soil sampling. Proper testing allows …

5 days agoSoilFacts
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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

1 week ago
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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

1 week ago
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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

2 weeks ago
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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

2 weeks ago
Deer damage

Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

2 weeks ago
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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

2 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It