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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 …

January 2019 Livestock News

News, tips, and information about livestock and forage production. Click the link to download the newsletter. January 2019 Livestock …

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Regional Industrial Hemp Meeting

Monday, November 26, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Johnston County Ag Center, starting with a sponsored meal. Please …

Sep/Oct 2018 Livestock News

News, tips, and information about livestock and forage production. Click the link to download the newsletter. Sep/Oct 2018 Livestock …

Latest News on Tobacco Crops

Welcome to the August 2018 update for the Johnston County Tobacco News! This update features information on frogeye leaf spot, …

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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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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

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Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Organic Sweet Corn Production

In most of the south, sweet corn can be produced from early spring until fall. …

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How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield Through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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14. Small Fruits

This small fruits chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews selection, planting, and maintenance of …

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