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Tobacco Blue Mold Confirmed in NC

Tobacco blue mold was confirmed (July 11, 2017) in commercial tobacco in Caswell County, North Carolina by the Plant …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Annual Grasses Preserved as Silage: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin brings together 13 independent experiments that address aspects of fermentation, nutritive value, and …

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Vinegar Making

This factsheet describes the process of making vinegar.

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Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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Cumberland County Forestry Impacts 2016

This factsheet, part of a series on forestry impacts in North Carolina, offers information specific …

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Under Trellis Cover Crops for North Carolina Vineyards

This publication discusses research on under trellis cover crops at a North Carolina commercial vineyard …

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Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook

Community gardens have been part of the American landscape since the mid-1700s. Today, community gardens …

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Let’s Talk About Risk: A Guide to Identifying, Assessing, Managing, and Communicating Risk

This publication outlines and describes core concepts of risk that are used in various environmental, …

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Silages of Native Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin publishes the results of eight experiments that addressed aspects of nutritive value and …

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