Photos from the Field

Photos from the Field: N.C. Museum of Natural History

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. This photo, which appeared in the Aug. 1, […]

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Photos from the Field: Witchweed Treatment

N.C. farmers have been battling witchweed for more than 50 years. The parasitic plant attaches directly to the root systems of its host and steals valuable nutrients and water. Soil fumigation treatments using methyl bromide, shown above, are one way the department has helped control the weed in infected areas. The treatment kills residual witchweed […]

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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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Photos from the Field: Seed-spitting contest

Fourth of July celebrations are perfect for eating watermelon, and North Carolina has plenty of the tasty treat. In fact, North Carolina is the eighth-largest producer of watermelon in the nation. If you didn’t eat watermelon over the holiday weekend, don’t worry; there are several watermelon events planned over the coming weeks for you to get your fill. One […]

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Photos from the Field: 1977 show at the fairgrounds

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history. In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. We’ll do our best to research the “who, […]

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