Agronomics

News Roundup: Sept. 22-28

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Vegetable garden provides healthy bounty on the cheap,” WRAL: Two reasons many people don’t eat enough vegetables are cost […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 12-18

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “In a time of austerity, budget spares no one,” News & Observer: Gov. Bev Perdue presented a $19.9 billion […]

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Top 5 In the Field posts of 2010

As another year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to look back over the past 12 months and highlight our five most popular blog posts of the year. A unifying theme does not connect these posts. One department division is not represented more than another. Instead, the following posts are a […]

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AgroTips: September

Monthly advice from the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division for farmers and homeowners for maintaining healthy soil. Prepare gardens for fall/winter. First, if you haven’t had your soil tested in the last three years, do it now. Instructions for collecting samples are online at http://ncagr.gov/agronomi/instruct.htm. If you are a North Carolina resident, this is a free test. […]

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News Roundup: June 5-11

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “USDA says new crop insurance plan will save $6B,” News & Observer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture released […]

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News Roundup: March 13-19

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “The Stokes Purple is going national,” News & Observer: The North Carolina-grown purple sweet potato may soon be […]

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Photos from the Field: Piles of Soil Samples

Soil testing is one service the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division offers for farmers and consumers, which allows for hobby gardeners and larger farm operations alike to figure out the right amount of lime and fertilizer for optimum yield and environmental protection. By November, which is when this photo was likely taken, the lab will be well […]

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N.C. crops sprout up outside the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh

Tobacco, corn and peanut plants are not exactly what visitors to downtown Raleigh might expect to see in planters near the State Capitol, but these and other field crops are offering many visitors a unique opportunity to see some of North Carolina’s top agricultural crops up close. The plants, which are in large, permanent concrete planters […]

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