Southern Pines

Annual southern pine beetle trapping season comes to a close

The southern pine beetle is a small insect capable of causing catastrophic damages in pine forests. In the past several years, “the most destructive pest in the South” has caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damages [Forest Heath Technology Enterprise Team report 2014]. The N.C. Forest Service monitors populations of the beetle each spring to […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers 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. “Farmers reap the harvest of the buy-local trend,” WRAL: A new survey suggests that amidst a down economy, consumers […]

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Judge for yourself: Best Dish in NC contest judging begins

The finalists in this year’s Best Dish in NC restaurant contest were recently named and have been posted to the Best Dish Web site. I recently scrolled through the pictures of the dishes in the Fine and Casual dining categories and thought to myself, “wow, I want to be a judge.” I even mentioned it […]

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