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Malting Barley in NC

by Molly Hamilton and Chris Reberg-Horton, Crop Science, NCSU The local craft brewing and distilling industries are increasingly interested in using NC-grown barley, …

Organic corn growing in field

Organic Corn Variety Trials

by Gerry Cohn, Southeast Pools Coordinator at Organic Vally-CROPP Cooperative Organic Valley and North Carolina State University have joined forces …

Canola

Organic Canola Production in NC

by Rachel Atwell and Chris Reberg-Horton Organic canola production in North Carolina can fill the demand for organic canola and …

Stevia Production in NC

In September, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund funded a project to research production of organic and conventional stevia in the …

NCDA Organic Cost-Share Deadline

Any growers that are currently certified organic, please be aware that the deadline for submitting your Organic Certification Cost …

Organic Canola Update

Approximately 20,000 acres of conventional rapeseed and 150 acres of organic canola were planted in the fall of 2011. …

Extension Events This Summer

Legume Cover Crops and No-till Corn Thursday, July 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems …

Wheat Scab and Organic Management

by Christina Cowger and Randy Weisz Head scab of small grains is caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum, which also infects …

Upcoming Events

Farmers’ Wheat Meeting with Dr Stephen Scott Jones, Wheat Breeder and Professor at Washington State University. Dr Jones will speak …

Announcements

Missed the Carolina Organic Commodity and Livestock Conference in January? You can watch selected session on organic canola, wheat, …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

A Guide to Price-Risk Management in Grain Marketing for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

This guide summarizes marketing options for grain and soybean growers and explains how to use …

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Figure 1. The computation of greenhouse volumes

Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables

This publication includes a key to identifying insects that can affect vegetable production. Asparagus, beans …

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Graph of drain spacing in feet (y) and soil conductivity (x)

Basic Information for Determining Drain Spacing on North Carolina Soils

Knowing the soil profile of your agricultural land will help determine the spacing needed for …

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Graph of cost per acre (y-axis) and drain spacing (x-axis)

Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Cost in North Carolina

Subsurface drainage is beneficial to agricultural lands by improving crop yield and eliminating prolonged wet …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

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

2020 Cotton Information

2020 Cotton Information is meant to help growers plan for the coming year and make …

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Developing a Management Strategy: Short-Season Timeliness

This publication, chapter 3 of the 2020 Cotton Information handbook, covers management practices for cotton …

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2020 Cotton Cost of Production

This publication, chapter 1 of the 2020 Cotton Information handbook, provides information about the costs …

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