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Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Are You Prepared for Wildfire

This week the Drought Monitor map indicates that large portions of North Carolina are drying out. Even after a …

Farm Crisis Assistance for Farmers

The past few years have been especially hard on farmers, with drought, flooding, fires, tariffs and related market instability …

Responder Warning Reminder

Joint statement from N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, N.C. State University Cooperative Extension, and N.C. Cattlemen’s Association During …

Cover photo for Farm Emergency Plan Template

Farm Emergency Plan Template

The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and the NC Agromedicine Institute has a Farm Emergency Plan template …

USDA Disaster Resource Center

The United States Department of Agriculture Disaster Resource Center offers information to help farmers prepare for disasters. From drought …

Storm Damage to Crops

As North Carolina sees heavy amounts of rain across our state, the wet fields and possible flooding has the …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Photo of asparagus growing

Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

4 days agoGrow It, Eat It

Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

5 days ago

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 …

5 days ago

Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

2 weeks agoCEFS
Photo of kale plants

Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

3 weeks agoGrow It, Eat It
Map of North Carolina showing counties with confirmed BMSB

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (North Carolina)

Brown marmorated stink bug description, life history, damage, and control.

3 weeks ago
Color photo of broccoli with frost on leaves and head

Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

3/3/20
Chart of movement of nitrogen through soil, plants, and air

Nitrogen Management and Water Quality

This factsheet describes the effect of fertilizer nitrogen on water quality and the environment. It …

3/2/20SoilFacts