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Ashe County PSA Hurricane Florence

Ashe County PSA Hurricane Florence Spanish Translated Version Below (Version en Espanol abajo) Please DO NOT call 911 dispatch, the sheriff’s …

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WPS Training, August 30, 2018

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center will offer Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Training on August 30, 2018, at the Agriculture Service …

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Square Foot Gardening

A Square Foot Gardening class will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. …

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Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

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Grazing Practices: A Review of the Literature

This technical bulletin reviews earlier research that evaluates the influence of grazing livestock, primarily beef …

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The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Temperature and Dose Influence Phoma Macrostoma Efficacy on Seedling Broadleaf Weeds

Phoma macrostoma, a potential biocontrol agent for turfgrass weeds, was isolated from Cirsium arvense plants …

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Management Practices for Controlling Mycotoxins in Corn: A Three-Year Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a three-year study that analyzed the effects of fungicides, …

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What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …