pesticides

New county partnership helps pesticide disposal program

The NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program (PDAP) hardly collected any pesticides in the first half of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, the 2020 annual collection total was the seventh-most in the program’s 41-year history. That’s because, in the second half of the year, the program set a record for most pounds of pesticides […]

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Hemp added to registry in effort to protect it

From grapes to cotton, tobacco to Christmas trees, any crop can be harmed if the wrong herbicide or pesticide comes in contact with it. Certain specialty crops are especially vulnerable because they can be damaged by lots of normal herbicides and pesticides that are commonly used on farms and yards across North Carolina. Beehives could […]

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Carpenter bees: a tale of solitude and tolerance

It’s the time of year when you may be seeing more carpenter bees around your house, especially if you’re around your house more these days. Carpenter bees are solitary though, so you won’t find them in hives – probably just one or two at a time in any given area. Right now, lots of male […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

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. “Best farmers’ markets in America,”  MSN: The State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax rank in the Top 50 Farmers Markets in the U.S. […]

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News Roundup: July 7 – 13

News Roundup: July 7 – 13

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. “A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good,” WRAL: President Donald Trump’s trade war is expected to temporarily bolster U.S. economic growth, in part because Beijing tried to […]

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News Roundup: June 2 – 8

News Roundup: June 2 – 8

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. “OPENING THE WORLD TO CAROLINA AGRICULTURE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The world may be your oyster, but where does Europe get their oysters FROM? Or how about the Chinese consumer who […]

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Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched two years ago, and the recent addition of two new apps (FieldCheck and BeeCheck) make them even easier to use. The FieldCheck app will allow users to access […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 5-9

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. “National Farmers Union launches Farm Bill campaign,” Southeast Farm Press: National Farmers Union and Farmers Union state divisions have developed a digital campaign, complete with a new website, a Farm […]

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