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Important Dates Peanut Notes No. 109 2018

Important Dates for Peanut-Related Functions August 15, Peanut Plot Tour, Tidewater AREC, Suffolk, 8:30 a.m. August 29, Agent Training Session, Lewiston-Woodville, …

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Blackland Farm Managers Tour

48th Annual Blackland Farm Managers Tour August 1, 2018 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3B Farms, 2200 Respess Road, Pinetown, NC Registration begins …

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ServSafe Summer 2018

Two options: July 9th – One Day Class from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. August 9th & 10th – Two …

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Thrips on Tobacco, Cotton and Peanuts

Click on the link below for more information from Mike Williams, Part-Time/Temporary Ag Agent, Washington County: Ag Update 5/8/18 You can …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

2008 Southeast Regional Bramble Production Guide

This online guide for blackberry and raspberry growers in the Southeast provides information on bramble …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

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Evaluating Damage from Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by …

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How to Sell Produce to Distributors

This publication provides information about how producers can prepare for selling produce to wholesale distributors. …

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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 …

Colletotrichum spores

Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

This apple pathology factsheet describes Glomerella leaf spot and fruit rot in apple, including identification …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

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

Figure 1. Field loss can amount to a significant portion of the

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 …