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2019 Johnston County Bee School

Did you know honeybees are social? Nectar from 2 million flowers equals 1 pound of honey? They can travel …

soybean plants growing rapid

Soybeans Update 8/22/2018

The 2018 growing season has been anything but normal. Soybeans were planted into soils ranging from wet to extremely …

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Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short Course, March 7, New Bern Convention Center Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals …

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FSMA Produce Safety Training

This one-day training course on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum is for produce growers. This course meets the regulatory requirements …

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Using Helmets When Riding Seminar

Offered by Nicole Worth, State 4-H Council Vice President and JoCo Rocking Riders 4-H Club Member Monday November 13, 2017 …

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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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Long-Term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont

This publication discusses tillage treatments for large-seeded crops like corn and soybeans in the Piedmont …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control

This factsheet provides basic information about prevention and control of Africanized honey bees prior to …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina?

This factsheet outlines the history, movement, distribution, and present status of the Africanized honey bee …

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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs for the Home Gardener

Herbs should be harvested when the oils responsible for flavor and aroma are at their …

Winterizing the Herb Garden

If treated properly, many herb plants will survive in the garden for a number of …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …