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NC State Extension connects farmers, agribusinesses and communities with vital research-based information and technology. Research at NC State targets society's grand challenges. Extension delivers this research directly into the hands of North Carolinians, helping them to translate knowledge into everyday solutions.

Recent Agbiotech Developments

Opponents of biotechnology often claim that the cost of using biotechnology is too high compared to conventional methods. This …

Cover photo for GMO: African Voices Must Be Heard

GMO: African Voices Must Be Heard

Interesting article by Mark Lynas about Europe imposing their views on agricultural biotechnology on Africa. Lynas refers to this …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

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Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Precision Seeding for Vegetable Crops

Precision seeding is defined as the placing of desired numbers of seeds at a precise …

Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots

This publication offers a list of companies and nurseries that carry goldenseal seeds or plants …

Pecans

How to manage pesticides to control insects, diseases, weeds and other crop pests of pecans …

Bulb Onions

The onion is a cool season crop that will withstand moderate freezes. It may be …