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Planting Considerations

Planting season is fast approaching for home gardeners and commercial vegetable growers. Ground prep is underway and plans are …

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How Do I Blanch Vegetables?

— Written By Sue Estridge (3 minutes ago) Q: How do I blanch vegetables? A: Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

Spring Time Is Almost Upon Us

Got cabin fever? Does COVID-19 have you worried about food security? Why not try to grow some of your …

Covid 19 Resources

Check out these resources on best practices for preparing for COVID-19 and managing risk for individuals at home and …

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Radical Roots: Sweetpotatoes

Often referred to as the “Orange Superfood”, the sweetpotato is an integral part of the American diet. From casseroles …

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Soybean Cold Damage

Producers in NC may encounter cold damage in their soybeans at two points during the …

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Soybean Deer Damage

Deer damage is one of the largest challenges that NC soybean producers face. The NC …

3 days ago
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Cylindrocladium Black Rot of Peanut

This factsheet offers information on the signs, symptoms, and control of cylindrocladium black rot in …

4 days ago
Powdery mildew of soybean

Soybean Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a common foliar disease caused by a fungus. The causal agent of …

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Peanut Leaf Spots

Early leaf spot and late leaf spot are the most common and important peanut diseases …

5 days ago
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Blister Beetle in Soybean

Epicauta funebris (Horn) and Epicauta vittata (F.). Family: Meloidae. Order: Coleoptera. Commonly known as the …

6 days ago
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Slugs in Soybean

Deroceras reticulatum (Müller), Deroceras leave (Müller), Arion subfuscus (Drapamaud), and Arion fasciatus (Nilsson). Slug species …

6 days ago
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Velvetbean Caterpillar in Soybean

This soybean insect factsheet describes the biology, damage, and control of the velvetbean caterpillar, a …