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The Power to Increase Farm Income!

The Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS) program has launched in our region! We are part of N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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Horse Pasture Renovations

Horses are a major part of our agriculture and tourism economy across our landscape. They are also an important …

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Drought Stressful on Livestock

The current drought conditions are placing a strain on livestock due to a lack of adequate nutritional forage and …

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Drought and Hay Alert

As drought continues and growing season has ended with first frost across our two counties of Jackson and Swain …

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What Is Avian Influenza?

Avian Influenza aka bird flu has finally made its way to the US this year and while it has missed …

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Avoid Hay Barn Fires

Hay making time is upon us, so it is time to not only think about harvesting, but also plans …

Recent Publications related to Farm Health & Safety

Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

7 days ago

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

7 days ago

Questions to Ask When Purchasing Water Treatment Equipment

The home water treatment industry has expanded tremendously in recent years. New products are constantly …

2 weeks ago

2020 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

3 weeks ago
Varroa mite

Disease Management and Guidelines for the Honey Bee

It is the goal of every beekeeper to maintain healthy, productive colonies. This can only …

1/27/20

Should You Have Your Water Tested?

Most water in North Carolina is suitable for drinking and other home uses. There are, …

1/13/20

Freehand (dimethenamid-p + pendimethalin)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Freehand (dimethenamid-p + pendimethalin).

Protecting People and the Environment When Using Pesticides

This publication, chapter 11 of the 2020 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information handbook, describes some measures that …

12/20/19