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Pesticide Collection Day

May 1, 2018 Pesticide Collection Day North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the North Carolina Extension …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

Figure 1. Field loss can amount to a significant portion of the

How to Determine the Potential to Increase Vegetable Yield through Estimating and Reducing Field Losses

This publication discusses methods for boosting vegetable productivity by reducing field loss, which can amount …

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Colletotrichum spores

Glomerella Leaf Spot and Fruit Rot

This apple pathology factsheet describes Glomerella leaf spot and fruit rot in apple, including identification …

Blossom blight

Fire Blight

This apple pathology factsheet describes fire blight in apple, including identification and disease management.

Gala FS

Flyspeck and Sooty Blotch

This apple pathology factsheet describes flyspeck and sooty blotch in apple, including identification and disease …

CAR on leaf

Cedar Apple Rust

This apple pathology factsheet describes cedar apple rust and provides a brief overview of other …

Emerging mildew

Apple Powdery Mildew

This apple pathology factsheet describes apple powdery mildew, including identification and disease management.