As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
The Fall 2016 Pesticide School Schedule is now available for registrants who are seeking initial licensing in one or more pesticide subcategories. To register for a school, go to one of the links below. MORE »– from Pesticide Safety
Vegetable Gardening, Chapter 16 of the Extension Gardener Handbook Now available for free on line Everything you need to know to grow vegetables in North Carolina. Selecting a Garden Site; Choosing a type and MORE »– from Gardening
Massimo Iorizzo and Hamid Ashrafti, Research Scientists in the NC State Department of Horticultural Science, along with other scientists around the world recently published a paper describing the carrot genome sequence. These findings could MORE »– from Gardening
State Climate Office of North Carolina Climate Thresholds Tool – Calculate the average first and last frost dates for your garden. Step 1: Choose your location of interest by clicking on the map MORE »– from Gardening
An in depth look at how to effectively use cover crops in vegetable gardens, this 19 page document by Dr. Megan M. Gregory is free to download. More information on using cover crops MORE »– from Gardening
Learn to make and sell vermicompost. Understand the benefits of vermicompost to plants and soil. Check out the agenda and speakers Find out why one of our speakers was featured on TV’s Blue Collar Millionaire MORE »– from Gardening
Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day. There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE »– from Gardening