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Food Safety During the Holidays

Are you excited about the upcoming holiday season? Do you worry about your family and friends contracting a foodborne …

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2023 NC OVT Corn Data

2023 NC OVT Corn Data2023 NC OVT Corn (Grain) data More information on 2023 NC OVT Corn Data These files can …

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NC Farm School 2024

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JoCo Grows Events

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Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Winterizing the Herb Garden

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

Weed Management in Collards, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Greens

Cool-season leafy greens face a different weed spectrum than warm-season crops. The presence of weeds …

Weed Management in Lettuce

Weed competition in lettuce reduces both yield and head quality. This cool-season crop faces competition …

Weed Management in Okra

Being related to cotton, okra can be a poor competitor with weeds, particularly early in …

Weed Management in Onions

Most commercial onions produced in North Carolina are seeded in the fall and harvested in …

Rotary Hoe: A Blind Cultivation Tool for In-Row Weed Control

Expanding organic grain markets have increased interest in mechanical weed control. Learn how the rotary …

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Weed Control Options for Strawberries on Plastic

Growing strawberries as an annual crop on black plastic requires a different weed management strategy …

Peanut Weed Management

This publication, chapter 4 of the 2023 Peanut Information handbook, discusses effective weed management in …

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