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Pesticide Disposal Day

Pesticide Disposal Day May 12, 2021, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Need to clean out the old barn or the chemical storage building? …

Extension Needs Assessment

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is conducting a statewide program needs assessment to determine how …

Farmer & Farmworker Vaccination

Farmer and Farmworker Vaccination Farmers and farmworkers are now eligible for vaccination for COVID-19 as essential workers. This includes those …

honey bees, flowers, and honeycombs on top and bottom of picture stating "Join us for JCBA Virtual Bee School, Tuesday nights starting March 9, 2021, from 6 pm to 9 pm, "8 consecutive weeks", Cost: $85, price includes 2021 Membership, make checks or money orders payable to Johnston County Ag. Center, via Zoom, "First Lessons in Beekeeping" by Keith S. Delaplane (2007 edition)

2021 Beekeeping School

This year’s Beekeeping Class will begin Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The textbook required for this class is “First Lessons …

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Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

It is economically and technically infeasible for producers to exclude all pathogens from their herds. …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …

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Clubroot of Brassicas

The pathogen, host plants, symptoms and management of clubroot, a disease of crucifer crops, are …

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Downy Mildew on Brassica Crops

This factsheet covers the pathogen, host plants, symptoms, and management of downy mildew, a foliar …

Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Anthracnose of Pepper

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of anthracnose of pepper.

The Economic Impact of North Carolina's Shellfish Mariculture Industry

Factsheet summarizing the economic impact of North Carolina's shellfish mariculture industry.


Plan Before You Plant

Supplemental hand weeding accounts for the majority of landscape bed maintenance costs. When used exclusively, …

5/13/21Weed Facts