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A Forest Farming Success Story

2/28/2020 – Forest farming and growing native woodland botanicals make up a large part of my research and extension …

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Meet the WNC Woodland Stewards

2/27/2020 – The Association for Temperate Agroforestry has a nice article in their latest newsletter about our Woodland Stewards …

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Our Hemp Projects in the News!

7/10/2019 – Our emerging CBD hemp industry, our graduate students, and our women growers getting some well-deserved attention in …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

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Pierce’s Disease Vectors in North Carolina Grapes

This factsheet offers information on Pierce's Disease, a bacterial disease of grapes in North Carolina.

1 week ago
Two caterpillar larvae on a tobacco leaf.

Corn Earworm and Tobacco Budworm in Industrial Hemp

This factsheet discusses the biology, damage, and management of the corn earworm and tobacco budworm …

1 week ago
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Cannabis Aphid in Industrial Hemp

This factsheet discusses the biology, damage, and management of the cannabis aphid in industrial hemp …

1 week ago
Figure 1. Two sweet basil leaf types produced out Of the same pa

North Carolina Basil Production Guide

This publication specifically discusses fresh-market basil, examining the selection, production, harvesting and marketing of the …

3 weeks ago

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

3 weeks ago
Cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of cucurbit downy mildew.

Figure 1. Wilting of the aboveground tissue. All leaves are wilt

Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of Fusarium wilt of watermelon.

Two spotted spider mites

Spider Mites in North Carolina Grapes

Two-spotted spider mites are a common pest of North Carolina grapes. This factsheet discusses the …

6/22/20