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Grain Bin Dangers video screen

Understanding Grain Bin Hazards

Grain bins pose serious risks to farmworkers and their families. Watch this video, created by N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent …

Soybean field

Piedmont Soybean Field Day October 3, 2018

Piedmont Soybean Field Day Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Piedmont Research Station 8350 Sherrills Ford Road Salisbury, NC Agenda 7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:30-8:50 a.m. …

2017 Southwest Piedmont Soybean Trial Results

Gaston County Brand Variety Maturity Herb. Trait Yield (bu./ac) Croplan RX5137S 5.1 Xtend 60.8 Croplan RX4825 4.8 Xtend 60.6 USG 7487XTS 4.8 Xtend 60.1 Pioneer 55A49X 5.5 Xtend 59.2 Asgrow 59X7 5.9 Xtend 58.1 Seedway SG5616 5.6 RR2Y 55.5 Pioneer 52A26R 5.2 RR 52.6 Asgrow 55X7 5.5 Xtend 50.8 Southern States 5511NR2 5.5 RR2Y 50.6 Southern States 5917NSX 5.9 Xtend 48.8 Credenz 6060RY 6.0 RR2Y 45.7 USG 75B75R 5.7 RR2Y 42.4 Cleveland and Lincoln County (averaged across two locations) Brand Variety Maturity Herb. Trait Yield (bu./ac) Asgrow 49X6 4.9 Xtend 45.8 Dyna-Gro S56XT98 5.6 Xtend 45.2 Dyna-Gro SX17869XT 6.9 Xtend 42.7 Dyna-Gro S48XS78 4.8 Xtend 40.2 Progeny 6710RY 6.7 RR2Y 40.2 Asgrow 59X7 5.9 Xtend 39.6 Progeny 5752RY 5.7 RR2Y 38.8 Asgrow 69X6 6.9 Xtend 38.4 Dyna-Gro S75XT26 7.5 Xtend 38.0 Asgrow 75X6 7.5 Xtend 37.0 Progeny 4757RY 4.7 RR2Y 36.2 Progeny 7516RX 7.5 Xtend 36.1 *These are non-replicated strip trial …

Cover photo for Cabin Fever Symposium

Cabin Fever Symposium

February 10, 2018 Shelby, NC Cabin Fever Symposium Cleveland County Extension Master Gardeners will host a symposium that is just what those …

Cover photo for Rhubarb Workshop

Rhubarb Workshop

Would you like to learn to grow Rhubarb? Please see information …

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14. Small Fruits

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

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Figure 1. Yellow nutsedge in sweetpotato.

Management of Yellow Nutsedge in Sweetpotato

This publication discusses the impacts of yellow nutsedge on sweetpotato crops and includes information on …

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Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.