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News Roundup: May 27-June 2

News Roundup: May 27-June 2

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. “State of the State: Commissioner Steve Troxler talks NC ag past, present and future,” Southeast Produce Weekly: SPW spent last weekend at the ‘Got to Be NC’ Festival here, an […]

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Online mapping a valuable tool for growers, pesticide applicators and beekeepers

Online mapping a valuable tool for growers, pesticide applicators and beekeepers

Communication is key to any good relationship, including business. FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental or unintended pesticide drift, aims to help improve communication between growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators. For the past year, department staff, with the help of N.C. State University and […]

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Today’s Topic: NC marks 1st anniversary of using FieldWatch programs to protect bees and crops

Today’s Topic: NC marks 1st anniversary of using FieldWatch programs to protect bees and crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A year ago this month, North Carolina became the 14th state to partner with FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths from accidental or unintended pesticide drift. The BeeCheck and DriftWatch […]

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DriftWatch fosters awareness and communication between farmers and beekeepers

DriftWatch fosters awareness and communication between farmers and beekeepers

It’s been five months since North Carolina became the 14th state to partner with FieldWatch, an online mapping service to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental or unintended pesticide drifts. “We have spent the last several months educating specialty-crop farmers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators about the program,” said Patrick Jones, deputy […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

News Roundup: Aug. 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. “$45M Golden LEAF grant makes NCSU plant research facility a reality,” Triangle Business Journal: With help from a whopping $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, N.C. State University will […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 6-12

News Roundup: Aug. 6-12

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. “North Carolina corn farmers have never seen a crop like this,” Southeast Farm Press: As the new year began, North Carolina State University Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger boldly proclaimed […]

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Sweet! Honey recipes for summertime

Sweet! Honey recipes for summertime

It is National Pollinator Week, which means it is a time to recognize and celebrate the bees, butterflies, moths, wasps and birds that play a crucial role in agriculture. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have the bountiful harvests we enjoy today. Bees, which are often called the spark plugs of agriculture, also provide us with delicious honey. […]

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Today’s Topic: National Pollinator Week

Today’s Topic: National Pollinator Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week, a time to recognize the bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators that play a critical role in producing much of the food we enjoy. They are involved in everything from fruits and […]

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What’s Happening on the Farm: Pollinator habitat research

What’s Happening on the Farm: Pollinator habitat research

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are 18 research […]

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News Roundup: June 4 – 10

News Roundup: June 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. “Goat industry growing in Johnston,” News & Observer: Steve Nordan has been raising Boer goats in Johnston County for better than a decade. His children showed the animals in 4-H […]

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News Roundup: May 28 – June 3

News Roundup: May 28 – June 3

  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. “Honeybees pick up ‘astonishing’ number of pesticides via non-crop plants,” Phys.Org: A Purdue University study shows that honeybees collect the vast majority of their pollen from plants other than […]

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Driftwatch video gives step-by-step mapping instructions

Driftwatch video gives step-by-step mapping instructions

Last month, North Carolina became the 14th state to partner with FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental or unintended pesticide drift.  Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to map your beehive or specialty crops. “This program is voluntary, non-regulatory and […]

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