Farmer’s questions lead to changes in tissue sampling for lettuce

When farmers need nutrient management advice, they often turn to our Agronomic Services Division. Sometimes, these interactions work in reverse. Two years ago, Bill Hering of Hering Farms in Faison called regional agronomist Tim Hall with a question about tissue test results. That call and subsequent dialogue triggered a series of field tests and, ultimately, […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. vegetable exports

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina exported more than $37 million worth of vegetables in 2009. That’s a 34 percent increase over 2008. Sweet potatoes, which are popular in the United Kingdom, accounted for $20 million in exports. North Carolina […]

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