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Cover photo for 2016 Pumpkin Variety Trials

2016 Pumpkin Variety Trials

NC State College of Agriculture News highlighted vegetable crops extension researchers and their annual evaluation of pumpkin varieties. NC …

Growing Bloodroot

Growing Bloodroot?

We often receive questions on how to grow Bloodroot. Margaret and Alison, with the NC Alternative Crops and Organics …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Spring dead spot stand symptoms.

Spring Dead Spot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spring dead spot.

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Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Brown patch.

Brown Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of brown patch.

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Anthracnose stand symptoms

Anthracnose in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of anthracnose.

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Algae in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of algae.

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Figure 1. Regular flushing using a flushing riser assembly

Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …