As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
As many are probably aware, we are getting reports from multiple sources that the availability of potassium sulfate (sulfate of potash, 0-0-50) for the upcoming growing MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, a new volunteer weather observing program needs your help! The Community MORE »
Introduction Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for the production of flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina. A healthy crop of flue-cured tobacco will require 12-15 pounds per acre of the nutrient (1,2); MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Introduction The seed of noxious weed species has recently been discovered in cured tobacco leaves destined for export from the United States. The tobacco industry was contacted in early 2013 and notification MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The summer institute at NCSU is a five-day, four-night conference/workshop designed to broaden the high school student’s understanding of the educational disciplines, scholarship opportunities, careers and industries related to poultry science. Who can MORE »
Introduction Potassium (K) is an essential plant nutrient for the production of high-yielding, high-quality flue-cured tobacco with a healthy crop requiring about 90 pounds per acre for optimum growth (1-3). The tobacco MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
This workshop will cover all aspects of Shiitake Mushroom production and will include “hands-on” experience where individuals will inoculate and bring home their own logs. For demonstration purposes, we ask that you bring MORE »